Papermill travelled to Sydney in November to launch Golden Age Group’s new landmark project, The Harrington Collection, in what is Sydney’s most tightly-held suburb, The Rocks.
With most of the land owned by the Crown, and due to the location’s significance as the first European settlement, The Rocks had not previously seen any new developments in over six years.
Papermill played on this concept for the event, transforming the lobby into a recreation of The Rocks circa-1920s with hosts in flapper dresses offering Ruinart Champagne and whisky tastings on arrival, before ascending to the stunning display suite above.
Upon arriving to level 6, the lift doors opened to represent the new era of The Rocks, with the most incredible display of rare orchards submerged in water and the gorgeous Smoke Bush – a particular type of flower that only blooms for two weeks of the entire year.
Once inside, guests were treated to the stunning photography of Ross Honeysett who was commissioned by Golden Age to capture intimate moments of Sydney from a unique perspective.
Guests enjoyed a refined menu of modern Australian cuisine catered by Cook and Waiter with customised cocktails, freshly shucked oysters and an impressive antipasto board.
The entertainment for the night played tribute to the heritage of the area with a classic jazz band serenading the guests before virtuoso violinist Sally Cooper played for the crowd accompanied by a fireworks display over the Sydney Harbour.