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19 03, 2019

Event Design Innovatively Uses Silver Satin Legs

By |March 19th, 2019|Clients, Products, Projects|0 Comments

It’s always very exciting to work with our super-artistic clients who are envisioning a stage or production design using our rental drapes and soft goods in unique and innovative ways. This helps them produce a completely one-of-a-kind, memorable look for their own special event that has never been seen before.  

Recently we were thrilled to hear from the talented Nathan Braniff and his exceptional team of event production staff at Cory’s Audio Visual, a family-owned Oklahoma-based AV company that strives to give their clients an outstanding experience time and time again. We love working with these impressive folks because they are ready to “think outside the box” when it comes to stage designs, and they consistently fabricate dazzling stage designs using curtains of various different styles and sizes. For this project, they needed to build a stage for the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Executive Board Meeting that would be functional, but also had a little extra “panache.”

To help them achieve their design goals, we were delighted to provide them with a handful of our gorgeous 40’h Silver Satin Legs from our Silver Satin Rental Collection. They were able to swag these taller-than-average shirred drapes horizontally and then clamp them onto the truss bar directly—creating a truly distinctive background for the event’s special presenters and speakers. Adding some eye-catching and colorful theatrical lighting to these curtains, they were able to create a fresh, new motif for each individual portion of the meeting. Easy to hang, easy to ship, and utterly spectacular to light up, drapes from our luminous Silver Satin Collection are a surefire crowd-pleaser! Photographed beautifully by Jerry Hymer, you can see that, by simply changing the color of lighting being splashed onto these drapes, Nathan and his lighting designers were able to give this event’s staging an absolutely resplendent appearance.    

Let our experienced sales reps help provide you with the drapery elements you need to build the remarkable event or production design that you are envisioning, too—contact one of them today!

11 03, 2019

Unique Orchestral Event Design Uses Imaginative Combination Of Rental Curtains

By |March 11th, 2019|Products, Projects|2 Comments

We love it when our clients “think outside the box” when it comes to designing their custom stages and productions using beautiful and eclectic drapes from our diverse rental drapery collections. Nothing pleases us more than when a client happily shares a story or an image with us from their recent successful event, showcasing some of our lovely rental curtains as part of their intricate and unique stage designs. This past winter we were thrilled to work with Lighting and Scenic Designer “extraordinaire” Justin “Jiggy” Dunlap, who worked with the team at the always remarkable Oregon Symphony Orchestra on their unforgettable 20th Anniversary Gospel Christmas Concert. This special occasion was being held at the impressive Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (affectionately known to locals as “the Schnitz”) in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, and so Justin needed to create a magnificent design that would be memorable, festive, and adjustable enough to work within the many various sections of this wildly popular show. The venue’s larger-than-life stage demands nothing less than ultra-dramatic décor and lighting, so using some of our stunning rental drapes worked perfectly to do this. 

Starting by building a proscenium frame downstage with Austrian Zip-Walls from our Silver Satin Collection, he gave the stage a striking elegance that put everyone in the holiday spirit from the get-go. Justin used our 30’h x 16’w Silver Satin Austrian Zip-Wall drapery to outline the proscenium, and then innovatively used some of our 12’h x 10’w Silver Textura Austrian Zip-Wall drapes as a fabulous “border” along the top of the proscenium, to help give it all a very clean, coordinated look. He then enhanced the look with an edgier, extraordinary design upstage by framing the orchestra with a 4’h x 50’w border and 28’h x 10’w legs in Metal Mesh, from our Industrial Textures Collection.  Embellishing the stage with holiday decorations and gorgeous theatrical lighting and gobos, Justin was able to deliver a thoroughly joyful vibe to the enthralled audience. This combination of unique rental drapes helped give their stage a completely one-of-a-kind, fresh look for various parts of the concert. These different—yet complimentary—styles of drapery are both easy to hang, light up spectacularly, and never disappoint!

Gospel Christmas with the Oregon Symphony...waiting for it to start!

Rent What? was so excited to be a part of this outstanding production again this year, and we genuinely look forward to working with Justin again on his next breathtaking stage design. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our sales reps to see how we can help you create a fabulous look for your upcoming special events with dazzling curtains from our rental drapery collections, too.

(Check out the video to learn more about this exceptional orchestra and choir’s yearly gospel concert.)

5 03, 2019

Inspiration Comes From Our Fabulous Flickr Galleries

By |March 5th, 2019|Company, Products|1 Comment

Our clients contact us all the time looking for options and suggestions of some stunning theatrical curtain ideas for their upcoming special events, concert tours, trade shows, and stage productions. One of the most effective ways we’ve been able to assist them with gaining valuable inspiration for stage design ideas is suggesting that they take another look at our always-expanding Flickr Galleries.

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Showcasing all kinds of images—including custom-built grand stage drapes and digitally printed backdrops being used on international concert tours, to local awards banquets needing a little extra flair with a few of our beautiful rental curtains, to just about everything else in between—there’s a little something for every type of stage design you can think of.

Grizzly Bear - Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor & Christopher Bear

We know that occasionally “seeing is believing” when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind look for your own special event or show, and that sometimes inspiration can simply come from viewing a beautiful picture. Our SW?/RW? team is excited to share photos from fans and photographers around the world who have been moved to snap a few pics of their favorite artists and bands, and then share them with others eager to check them out as well.

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Collecting them all into easy-to-navigate photo galleries helps make it effortless in assisting you to find your own next event design using our gorgeous rental drapes and striking custom curtains, too. Next time you’re working on your big or small productions, concerts, trade shows, or other special event designs, why not take another glance at our SW Flickr Gallery, and see what fantastic stage drapes might catch your eye…..Then give us a shout and we’ll be happy to help bring those design visions to life for your production, too!

#Repost @xecuteulifer: @Shinedown #Nashville #shinedown #brentsmith #barrykerch #zachmyers #ericbass #bridgestonearena

19 02, 2019

Masking Drapes Help Holiday Event Design Truly Shine

By |February 19th, 2019|Clients, Products, Projects|1 Comment

Sometimes, it is what is being masked on stage that actually helps our clients create the most extraordinarily spectacular looks. This past holiday season, we were delighted to work again with Robert Polk and the amazing folks over at First Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. They produce the most incredibly inspiring “Carols By Candlelight” holiday production every year, and we are always thrilled when our beautiful rental drapes are selected to be a part of their set design.

Already displaying a multitude of beautiful holiday ornamentations, twinkly lighting, magnificent staging, and even larger-than-life Christmas trees, they needed to “mask off” the huge screen on their center stage so that the rest of the décor could really pop. Sharing the stage with a phenomenal orchestra, exceptional choir, gifted ballet dancers, and even talented actors, these drapes assisted with their stage design’s overall motif without distracting from the performances at hand. By providing them with a variety of rich, black IFR 15oz. Encore Velour masking rental drapes (from 12’h to 40’h), they were able to surround this sizable screen completely. This enabled them to focus everyone’s attention on the video and imagery being projected onto the screen during key portions of their remarkable program. You can see with these stunning photos taken by Rushing Images how effective the masking drapes were in aiding their event designers in creating memorable looks for each unique part of the show.

Durable, velvety, and versatile, these drapes can ship directly anywhere and for any purpose that you might need them. Arriving to your doorstep in sturdy drapery bags or dependable drapery hampers (packaging does not cost anything extra), these drapes can be used in a wide variety of ways—everything from stage masking, seat covers, truss borders, and neatly sectioning off larger areas into smaller ones. Give our reps a call or email today and let us assist you with some beautiful, multi-purposeful stage drapes for your next special event, whether it be significant or more intimate—we’ve got the drapes for you!

11 02, 2019

Cloud Satin Austrian Zip-Walls Help Create A Dynamic Stage For Benefit Concert

By |February 11th, 2019|Clients, Products, Projects|1 Comment

We were recently very excited to get to work with one of our extraordinary local clients, the President and Chief Designer of Spark Creative Events, Lani Ballonoff. He needed to help set the stage for an exceptional fundraising event that they were designing for the “Kids Helping Kids Benefit Show” at the beautiful and historic Granada Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. They needed curtains that would have a spectacular larger-than-life appearance, but be versatile enough for them to fashion new and exciting looks throughout the course of the show. They specifically needed a unique backdrop that they could use during the engaging performance of the event’s live entertainment, the dynamic duo Johnnyswim.

The perfect solution was having Spark Creative use three of our gorgeous rental 30’h x 16’w IFR “Cloud” Satin Austrian Zip-Walls from our Silver Satin Drapery Collection. These drapes enabled their team to simply yet effectively create several sensational motifs that would showcase the benefit’s stage design beautifully. By lighting these curtains with a multitude of color schemes, the event’s impressive lighting designers were able to play around with different ambiances by simply mixing up the color palette and saturations.

These theatrical stage curtains gave the design a fresh and exciting look throughout the entire event. You can see how a little change of color can also effectively change the entire feel of a design, as these drapes reflect any light splashed on them remarkably well. What makes our Austrian Zip-Wall draperies so distinctive is that they allow you to literally build an entire wall length of this lavish draping by zipping them flawlessly together. They can either zip together to produce a stunning seamless backdrop, or be used as independent legs to add texture and depth to an existing event design.

This durable IFR fabric is opaque but still amazingly lightweight and plays with theatrical lighting superbly. These drapes will reflect whatever kind of dramatic theatrical lighting you use on them, helping make your event design even more amazing. We love being able to work with our incredible clients, like the artistic team at Spark Event Creative, by providing them with the theatrical curtains needed to create the exact vision that they are going for. Nothing makes us happier than helping offer our clients innovative design ideas to be used for extraordinarily important philanthropic charity events like this one!