The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) welcomes JANUS et Cie, the luxury designer and supplier of innovative indoor and outdoor furnishings, as sponsor of the Sydney Race Village for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the next five years.
The Sydney Race Village will be at the very heart of the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race action from 9 December through to Boxing Day. Situated adjacent to the CYCA clubhouse, the Sydney Race Village will provide a stylish and comfortable dockside location for the club to host official functions and for members, visitors and crew families and friends to spend Boxing Day.
Featuring a giant screen and luxurious lounge area from which to watch the start of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a VIP hospitality lounge, Mumm Champagne and Peroni bars, coffee cart and food options, the race village will be styled exclusively with JANUS et Cie outdoor furnishings.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome JANUS et Cie as the Sydney Race Village sponsor and are thrilled about how their stylish furnishings will add to the look and feel of the village in addition to adding comfort for our guests in the lead up to and on Boxing Day,” said CYCA Commodore John Markos.
The JANUS et Cie ‘Pacific’, ‘Slant’ and ‘Dolce Vita’ ranges will be showcased in the waterside race village, using a classic navy and white colour theme for lounges, chairs, stools, tables and more.
JANUS et Cie founder and CEO, Janice Feldman, feels the partnership between the brand and the CYCA was a natural fit. “Sydney shares a similar climate to California, where JANUS et Cie was founded,” says Feldman. “The way Australians appreciate the outdoor lifestyle is something we understand and appreciate as well. Every day we strive to help clients create beautiful spaces for their active lives just as CYCA supports the life well lived outdoors and on the water.”
“The brand synergy between our JANUS et Cie, the CYCA and the Sydney Race Village and is ideal – it’s high end, luxury and promotes an active outdoor lifestyle, valued by each company’s clientele.”
JANUS et Cie Sydney Showroom Sales Manager Steve Liggett said the partnership will introduce the brand to the Yachting community in Sydney and throughout Australia.
“The Sydney Race Village at the CYCA is a perfect place for our brand to be – we originated in California which has a large sailing community and our founder Janice Feldman, who has always lived near the ocean, loves the water – in fact she spent her birthday last year cruising on Sydney harbour,” said Steve.
“We do a lot of furnishings for cruise ships, bespoke and boutique boats and luxury yachts so this is an area we’re very familiar with and love being involved in.”
“We’re planning to host some exclusive invitation-only events at the Sydney Race Village as it’s the perfect place to showcase our furnishings in their element – the water, the docks filled with beautiful yachts, the sound of the rigging moving in the breeze and the Sydney skyline in the background.”
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About JANUS et Cie
The Definitive Source for Site, Garden, and Casual Furnishings
JANUS et Cie is an award-winning Los Angeles based company and the definitive source for site, garden, and lifestyle furnishings. Renowned for its extensive collections, JANUS et Cie recently opened its flagship showroom in Sydney. Nestled between the prestigious shopping districts Darlinghurst and Rushcutters Bay, the stunning showroom is a destination space that speaks to the company’s growing presence in Australia. Janice Feldman, Founder and CEO of JANUS et Cie, calls the Sydney flagship reflective of an energetic city known for bold concepts and early adoption of global trends
An artist, designer and visionary known for her appreciation of beauty and details, Ms. Feldman is regarded as a true pioneer of outdoor furnishings, having shaped the way they are viewed as an extension of the home, office and public spaces.
The company's namesake—the Roman god JANUS, whose two faces look both forward and back—is the foundation of a unified mission rooted in tradition, heritage and craft, yet equally dedicated to innovative materials and progressive engineering. This inspired long-term view is realized through the lens of a unique corporate culture that encourages curiosity, creativity and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence.
JANUS et Cie offers a diverse catalog of over 6000 pieces—each design remarkably distinguished in concept and form. Acclaimed by the most discriminating designers, architects and juried competitions, this powerful body of work has inspired for decades a demand for beautifully imagined casual furnishings to be used both indoors and out, and has influenced an entire industry in the process.
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