Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Event Designers Check Out the Emmy Awards

With an expected 3,600 guests, the Governors Ball at the Emmy Awards is believed to be the largest formal sit-down event in the United States. Event designers across the world pay attention to how the designers for this event Sept. 20 at the L.A. Convention Center pull it off.

Designers of the 2009 Emmy Awards Governors Ball, (Sequoia Productions, caterer Patina and the Governors Ball Committee) have provided a peak at the "Let There Be Color!" design, featuring "Xanadu"-inspired Middle Eastern motifs and a vivid palette of lime green, teal, purple and green.

Golden scroll-back chairs will be set at rectangular and circular tables topped with gold-rimmed white china, trumpet stemware with gold bands, and gold-handled flatware from Unique Tabletop Rentals. Classic Party Rentals will oversee rentals.

Plush purple banquettes will create a circular stage in the middle of the room, which will be topped with a piano. To rein in the space, 38 giant, custom verdigris lanterns will be suspended from the convention center's ceiling. Also, 38 circular LED towers from Images by Lighting will dot the room; the towers will change color and create color chases to highlight moments in the event's program.

Florist La Premier will create both towering centerpieces and compact arrangements featuring orange circus roses and flame pincushion protea complemented by moss and sage-green succulents.

1 comment:

Patti Siegel said...

I have no problem with event design, but this event seems like Hollywood overkill. What a contrast with the next article about the radical manifesto encouraging designers to solve problems rather than just design more stuff for people to buy. This would be a great discussion for a classroom--just because it's good (looking) design, is it responsible design?
You do us all a great service bringing this aspect of visual art/design to our attention. I would never find out about most of this stuff if it weren't for andDESIGN. Keep up the good work.
Patti Siegel