Elise Metzger and Brita Olsen
Chicago, IL | New York, NY
TOPIC:Designing Experiences to Grow Brands and Strengthen Community
Brita Olsen and Elise Metzger are co-founders of Filigree Suppers, a monthly dinner series that celebrates food and American made design in rotating locations across the country. Their combined talents as creative entrepreneurs have fueled this new venture that creates a unique platform for local makers and artisans, while providing a dynamic setting for guests to commune in unusual locations. They have been successfully bringing together brands, people and makers since February 2015.
Brita and Elise are long-time friends who met twenty years ago in a Boston area high school. Brita is a Brooklyn-based event designer and wedding planner, with a background in fashion. Entertaining has always been a passion of hers, inspiring her to seek out new ways to see her vision come to life.
Based in Chicago, Elise has a well-honed eye for style, with special emphasis on interior and graphic design. With over a decade of brand design experience she has quite naturally gravitated towards the handmade, strengthening her desire to work with local artisans and tell a story through branding.
Filigree Suppers is an organic expression of their combined experience in design, fueled by their love of a great party. Each dinner is themed, with table settings, menus, and cocktails built around a unifying concept that changes each month. Their company mission is simple: to bring people together around a beautiful table with food, drinks, and stimulating conversation. The curated atmosphere of Filigree Suppers feels like an intimate dinner party with elegant, restaurant quality food. Artistic collaborators and celebrated chefs populate the ever changing lineup, ensuring that no two events are ever the same.
Filigree Suppers has been featured on Travel + Leisure, Style Me Pretty, Dine X Design Refinery 29, MarthaStewart.com and Luxe magazine.