I had left the door ajar to encourage impulse buyers, and to keep an eye on Lila the receptionist in the interior design showroom across the hall.
The design showrooms will be decorated by floral, fashion and interior designers.
Four years later, he opened an interior design showroom and gallery, displaying a combination of modern, antique and African tribal furnishings.
For the next three days, members of the public are invited into many design showrooms usually open only to architects, designers and decorators.
The popularity of Westweek has been paralleled by the success of the Pacific Design Center itself, a collection of design showrooms.
But the number of deliveries is dwindling as pregnant women are courted away by the for-profit chains whose elaborate labor and delivery suites look like Scandinavian design showrooms.
And last week, pieces by two young Swedish designers were introduced at ICF, a design showroom.
Luckily, the furniture fair also spawns hundreds of outside exhibitions - many free and open to the public - in design showrooms, stores and temporary spaces throughout Milan.
Designers from different disciplines would be able to meet one another in London's best modern design showrooms, linked by a chain of taxis, drink, food and music.
During the street party there will be 30 scheduled special exhibits, art gallery and design showroom hopping, plus performance art, live music and a lot of free snacks and drinks.