Battery621 has opened it’s doors to 200+ Spyder employees from around the world. On Saturday night Spyder hosted a huge opening party introducing the new showroom, the new product lines, and the athletes that represent them. After the months of work it was pretty amazing to watch the space transform into a venue for a global sales meeting, a fashion show, and then into a full on dance party.
The week kicked off with intro videos filmed by Chris and Colin from Warren Miller on our Chile trip and then straight into the fashion show. Beers were consumed, catwalks were strutted, and everyone seemed pumped on the new product collections.
We spent a good amount hanging and checking out the skyline from the Northwest stoop and are getting that much more excited for the skate-able roof deck that should be coming soon.
The dance party morphed seamlessly into the after-party at a classy gentleman’s club and into sunday morning’s bloodshot eyes. The last few days has been a bit of a blur of meetings, new product, new faces, and good times.
It’s been rewarding to see the building function well for so many purposes. While the 200 or so Spyder reps and distributors learned about thousands of new products, threw several parties, and had a showing of Chris Davenport and Stian Hagen’s incredible film Australis An Antarctic Ski Odyssey. The epic shots of the boys shredding on the bottom of the earth and playing with penguins looked epic framed by beetle kill on all side and projected in Blueray. We’re hoping to host more movie nights in the future. Ski movie premiers? Lebowski? Goonies? We’ll see.
While all this was going on WinkINC, Somethingindependant, Drumbeat, and The Public Works were cranking away with normal work. We built custom car display stands for Subaru in the shop, started reworking the Supple Collection website, begun preparing for the Spyder product photoshoot starting next week, signed athlete contracts, began prepping for our first east coast Supple delivery, booked another Red Bull shoot, and played some epic games of trailball in the shop.
You can check out a full walkthrough of the building here.