By Ellen Kravet
The Congressional Club in Washington, D.C. has hosted a luncheon honoring the First Lady of the United States since 1912. Spouses of Members of Congress, spouses of Supreme Court Justices and spouses of the President’s Cabinet are all in attendance.
In recent years, Kravet Inc. has been asked to donate fabric for the tablecloths for the luncheon. The luncheon currently gathers 2,000 guests for this prestigious affair. As this year is the 100th anniversary of the Congressional Club, Kravet was asked to create a fabric design for the tablecloths that would incorporate the club's official logo. In addition, the theme for the luncheon was 'Friendship is the tie that binds.' The request was therefore to intertwine the logo with this theme. The creative team at the New York City based Kravet design studio set out to make the logo the central element of the fabric. The 'tie' theme is shadowed in the background, as a subtle element.
In the image above, you can see that the logo creates a bold statement, and the small delicate background bows 'tie' it all together. The shades of blue and gold are the official colors of the club. For the giveaway carrying tote that every guest received, Kravet designed a coordinating fabric, also including the logo and the theme.
Both fabrics were very well received by the First Lady's Luncheon committee and certainly made a statement about the strength and character of the longstanding club.
Mrs. Obama spoke about the importance of volunteerism in America and encouraged everyone to take time to help others in any way possible. Following a delicious Texan inspired lunch, the 2000 attendees were entertained by country vocalist Lee Ann Womack.
Kravet is extremely honored to be a part of this prestigious event, especially for this celebratory year.