It was only when Ben Wilson (product designer for Braun) was saying a few words at the Tower Bridge in London during a three course meal, had it dawned on me just where I was, and how fortunate enough I had been to have received an invite. The whole trip was primarily to get a better insight on the BRAUN brand, attend various workshops, and to go to the 'Foil' exhibition at the V & A Museum in London.
Prior to the Tower Bridge meal, I had gotten up at 4:30am in order to get ready to catch my train from Leeds to London. I was due to interview Scott Schuman from thesartorialist.com at 11am, however my train had been at a standstill for 40 minutes, so needless to say I wasn't exactly calm. I had resigned myself to the fact that I had missed out on the interview with Scott, and felt disappointed and frustrated to have missed out on this opportunity. (Or so I thought...)
I arrived in London a few minutes past 11am, and upon my arrival, a chauffeur was awaiting me. (I know, how fancy!) As we drove through London, I was taking in all of the sights, and felt excited for the upcoming events. I eventually arrived at the Rosewood Hotel, in which the Braun Workshops were being held, and where I would be staying overnight. I have to say.. The Rosewood Hotel is hands down, the most exquisite hotel I have ever had the pleasure of staying in!
I met Tom and Robin in the hotel lobby, and was told that the interview with Scott Schuman was still going ahead! I will have more details on the interview with Scott in my next blog post, so be sure to come back for that! After the interview, we made our way through to the dining hall and sat down for some lunch. The lunch was lavish, and consisted of a three course meal! After lunch, we had gotten into a minibus which took us over to the V & A Museum for the Braun Foil Exhibition.
We arrived at the V & A Museum, and made our way inside and I couldn't help but feel in awe of all of the grand sculptures and artwork as we walked through! Before heading into the exhibition, we were all given a brief outline as to what the exhibit was about, and what to expect. As the doors opened, a sense of calm filled the air, and what greeted me, was a 20 metre long kinetic sculpture. Made up of 50,000 metal triangles, the sculpture was designed by Benjamin Hubert who explained that it was a magnified version of a shaver foil. The exhibit was presented in the Tapestry Room, and I found that the light bouncing off of the sculpture, hitting the various tapestries hung on the wall, simply stunning.
I returned back to the hotel, for a workshop with Scott Schuman's personal barber - Michael Haar. More information on all workshops with Braun including the interview with Scott Schuman will be in my next blog post! As night began to fall, a minibus took us over to a three course dinner at the Tower Bridge to conclude the day's event. The view of London's city life, all lit up at night was extraordinary!
Looking back on the 2 day event with Braun, it all seems slightly surreal, and I have found that it is always when you are out of a situation that you can look back and reflect. I had a blast, and one that will be etched into my memory for a long time. A big thank you to the team at Braun for inviting me, and for giving me this opportunity! You can check out my blog post on Art Of Precision by Braun here!
Do you own any Braun products? Have you ever stayed at The Rosewood Hotel in London? Have you visited the Tower Bridge? Let me know your thoughts down below, as I would love to hear from you!