Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Rishi Patel

The Chicago-based Patel on creating a thematic social event.

For this bat mitzvah, honoring a young lady named Madison, “I took inspiration from NYC and Madison Avenue when crafting this chic and youthful design. Swarms of tufted ‘Madison Avenue Times’ sculptures soared above tables, while white, gold, and teal apples hovered under and on top of the dining surfaces.”
For this bat mitzvah, honoring a young lady named Madison, “I took inspiration from NYC and Madison Avenue when crafting this chic and youthful design. Swarms of tufted ‘Madison Avenue Times’ sculptures soared above tables, while white, gold, and teal apples hovered under and on top of the dining surfaces.”
Photo: Jai Cirard Photography

Hmr Headshots 2018 009Photo: Kent Drake PhotographyPatel leads the design team at Chicago-based HMR Designs (@hmrdesigns), specializing in private and social affairs, in addition to corporate events for such clients as former President Barack Obama and Fortune 500 companies. The event designer says that he believes “immense editing is the key to taking concepts and narrowing the design and direction down to something so pure that it’s perfect.”



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