Walking into an Ed Libby designed event; whether it be a lush society wedding, an engagement reception, or a lavishly outrageous and personalized birthday party for Diddy or Naomi Campbell, one is at first struck by the originality, color, grandeur, scale and magnificence of his created interiors. Libby's "signatures" include huge floral & crystal chandeliers dripping from the ceiling, majestic columns & fountains bearing candles & profusely surrounded with floral bouquets and, at some events, human statues created by BodyCast™, an Ed Libby & Co. Corporation.
Full environmental experience and close attention to details are hallmarks of a Libby Event. The ever so subtle fragrance that wafts now and then, the texture of each seating design; velvets, silks, tablecloths decorated with hand sewn paillettes or feathers, silverware wrapped to look like art, media screens further presenting themed images and the statues, guests slowly realize, are models, painted, bejeweled and costumed. "Every event should be a feast for the senses. I live for each detail - it must be just so. Each aspect of the design is personally governed by me." Says Libby. "Straight off next seasons fashion runway; I take a couture approach to atmospheric event design"
Libby began his career in a small workspace in his home over two decades ago. He built his business on flowers, which remain an essential element of design. He has traveled extensively to Europe and Asia and these influences are evident in his creations. It did not take long until his business grew into what is now Ed Libby & Co. His company is the first design studio to blend art with live entertainers in order to create dramatic new dimension in event production. Implementing gifted artists, talented actors, extravagantly costumed and innovatively body-painted models, BodyCast™ creates lavish, eye dazzling, living sets to stimulate even the most jaded guest. Ed Libby & Co. creates unforgettable events. Today Libby is the most sought after event designer!
Ed Libby & Co. was chosen as event designer for the innovated "Wall Street Concert Series 2005" hosted by Cipriani and featuring such artists as Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Cheryl Crow, Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce Knowles. He designs not only the 75 full-dinner tables but also works with these performers to create their artful stages. Libby has been featured in Grace Ormonde & Brides Magazine and he was recently interviewed by NY Magazine Wedding Guide as "the event design expert" in "Ask The Expert". Ed Libby & Co. teams up with wedding experts from Brides.com on Valentine¹s Day each year to create a romantic-meets-glam decor once in a lifetime event. Twelve lucky couples from around the globe gather at New York City's legendary Empire State Building to tie the knot in high-wattage style.
Ed Libby recently appeared on Style network's special Party Fabulous: Kimora Lee Simmons' Fashion Week Party as the event designer.
Libby's client roster includes Diddy, Naomi Campbell, Usher, Kimora Lee Simmons, Denise Rich, Robert DeNiro, Giuseppe Cipriani, Tyra Banks and Sting. Among the corporations that have entrusted Mr. Libby to design for them are Tommy Hilfiger, American Express, The New York Stock Exchange, Disney, Electra Records, The Blackstone Group, The Patrons of Vatican Art Collection and The Super Bowl.