I love the way that Rent What has organized their specialty drapery into different series – “Silver Satin,” “Rockin’ Red,” “Delightably White,” “Industrial Textures,” and “Timeless & Traditional.” And the way that the series are presented on their website is terrific, too. Next to each series on the page is a list of the various drapery elements available in the series (such as Austrians and Swags), several photos of the drapes, and a link to a pdf “Profile” with more information, photos, and inspiration.
It makes it so much easier for the client – to be able to choose from a variety of custom stage curtains in various fabrics that coordinate together a achieve one cohesive look. Rather than having to start from scratch, all the customer has to do is review the information and “Profile” file for each series and then select which series best fits the design vision for the show or event.
From there, in consultation with the folks at Rent What?, the designer can discuss the different drapery options before choosing the specific elements to rent.
Each series includes beautiful custom stage drapes and theatrical backdrops, but the one that I find the most interesting and innovative is the “Industrial Textures” series. It’s a little more “rock-n-roll,” a little more funky. It includes elements such as Metal Mesh drapes, Camo Net backdrops, and Textura (a gorgeous crushed fabric).