Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Billy Butchkavitz

The Los Angeles-based Butchkavitz shares how to make guests feel special.

April 25, 2017, 4:15 AM EDT

Billy Butchkavitz

Photo: Gabor Ekecs

Butchkavitz is known for the bold, colorful, and highly produced events he has created with HBO for more than two decades, such as the network’s annual Golden Globes and Emmy bashes. He uses over-the-top tenting, carpets, decor, and furniture, describing his signature aesthetic as “bold pattern, texture, and color.” The Los Angeles-based head of Billy Butchkavitz Design takes inspiration from architecture, fashion, gardens, art, vintage movies, and “marketplaces in faraway lands.”

On his design style: “Create an environment that makes the guests feel special, and give them a bit of fantasy that will take them away from their everyday life.”

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