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24 04, 2018

Eye-Catching White Super-Vel Drapery Adds Elegance To Special Event’s Design

By |April 24th, 2018|Products, Projects|1 Comment

We absolutely love it when we can offer the precise enchanting and exquisite rental draperies to our clients for their own specific and unique design visions. Letting us relieve some of the stress for stage designers and event producers is what we work so hard for! Recently we were thrilled to work with Katia Peña and the innovative team at RMD Group by providing them with some absolutely stunning rental draperies for an incredibly prestigious event in Seattle.

Photo Courtesy of Robert Thompson, RMD Group

Working with creative designer Robert Thompson (also at RMD Group), Katia needed some beautiful and elegant white curtains to be used for an important booth design for their Taste Washington Lexus™ Booth. These drapes were vital in helping amplify the clean, polished look that Lexus™ wanted to epitomize at this high-profile event. And they wanted these drapes to also create a wall between their booth and the arena behind them, but without darkening the area at all. They ended up choosing some of our lovely lightweight and inherently flame resistant (IFR) White Supervel Pre-Pleated Drapery Legs from our gorgeous Delightably White Drapery Collection. You can see by the superb photo taken by Robert that these theatrical draperies looked absolutely perfect for this booth’s overall motif!

Call or email us today, and let our team of drapery experts also assist you with choosing the perfect rental drapes from one of our many rental specialty drapery collections, so that you can instead focus your time and energy on all of the other details for the rest of your special event.

23 04, 2018

Winter Wonderland – Sew Whatters show their style in some SW? Swag!

By |April 23rd, 2018|Company, Rent What Team, Sew What Team|1 Comment

Over the years, we have had so many fun and unique T-Shirt designs. From tongue in cheek catch phrases to blinged out wings, we all have a mighty fine collection of SW? swag.  Each design has had a unique twist – as different staff have stepped in to design the theme and in many cases craft the design too.  Not only can our team create amazing drapes and backdrops, but they have rock’n fashion style too!

So, when the weather took a cold turn recently, we decided that some fun SW beanies were just what the doctor ordered! Perfect antidote for the chill, and we can’t help but smile when we all bop around in our logo beannies together.

Kim Curran, our Chief Purchasing Agent, and Andrea Fraser of our Customer Care Department look adorable rocking their branded beannies 😊

For those of you who visit our facility – these were a custom short run…… and there are just a few left.  Ask for yours at the shipping and receiving office before they are all gone.

17 04, 2018

Shimmery Silver Satin Drapes Set Grand Stage

By |April 17th, 2018|Products, Projects|1 Comment

Sometimes you need to set a beautiful stage, create a spectacular proscenium, and leave the audience breathless with your design—all with the same theatrical drapery. Have no fear….it CAN be done! Recently we got to work with the extremely talented scenic designer Russell Langdon and his artistic team over at Fuse Technical Group for a very high-profile event that they produced at the lavish Rosemont Theater. They wanted some gorgeous rental draperies as tall as we could get for them, to be shipped from our warehouse in LA directly to the theater in Rosemont, Illinois—not a problem!

Knowing they needed to hang a projection screen across the middle of the stage, they still wanted to display some exquisite curtains that would help frame the proscenium, but without covering any of the screen at all. Russell smartly ended up choosing some of our extraordinary 40’h x 10’w Silver Satin Shirred Drapery Legs from our Silver Satin Rental Drapery Collection to hang behind and next to the screen instead. Needing to cleanly and evenly pull the drapery to the sides, giving the soft goods a “tableau curtain” effect, he used our Silver Tassle Tiebacks to help complete this look.

There were different parts of the program that they also wanted to make a clear distinction for, and these Silver Satin beauties reflected and brandished colorful theatrical lighting like an absolute dream! Their Lighting Designer Brad Criswell skillfully splashed different schemes of lighting onto the drapes at various parts of the program, which gave their stage a new and exceptional look each and every time. You can see in these photos taken by Russell that by simply changing the color from gold to blue hues, it completely changed the overall feel of the motif. We were beyond impressed with how fabulous Fuse did with this event’s flawless arrangement, and look forward to seeing what innovative and striking design that they come up with next. Let our team of drapery experts help you find the perfect stage curtains for your next upcoming special event, too!

10 04, 2018

Showcasing Our Rental Drapery Collection–Industrial Textures

By |April 10th, 2018|Products|1 Comment

Stage designers are always looking for the “next big thing” in staging elements that will help their design undeniably stand out from the rest. Sensational, textured curtains from our Industrial Textures Rental Drapery Collection are becoming the “go-to” collection for edgy, fresh, and innovative stage designs of all kinds, ready to hang–right out of the hamper. Camo Netting, Metallic Mesh, and Textura panels are a fantastic and easy way to add some exciting drama to your event’s motif.

Looking for something that will give your stage some dimension, and can layer on top of drapes from any of our rental drapery collections like an absolute pro? Check out our Camo Netting Leg Kit—in versatile 8’w legs from 11’h to 25’h, these independent legs can be hung next to one another to create a very cool proscenium for any kind of stage. Or you can hang them with either layered on top of one another or with extra space in between each panel, to give your venue some very unique depth of field illusions. Lightweight and easy to hang, these drapes are an excellent stage embellishment to add to any in-house drapery as well, allowing each and every venue to genuinely have a one-of-a-kind look.

We also offer a spellbounding 23’h x 40’w Black Camo Chaos backdrop—swoops and swags of camo netting, all on top of an IFR Black Poly Muslin base. This drape is perfect when you are going for a multi-dimensional, layered look, all created with a single curtain. Uncomplicated and undemanding, this single piece drape hangs with grommet and ties onto truss or batton. This drape will make it look like you’ve spent a ton of time on your stage design, when you can now spend all that time you’ve saved by working on a brilliant lighting scheme for this backdrop instead. Your secret will be safe with us….!

Want your clients to feel like they are rock stars at their next special event? Everyone from churches to trade shows to conventions to—naturally, rock tours—are all enjoying the versatility and excitement that Metal Mesh Drapery adds to their stage design. In legs and backdrops ranging from 23’h to 28’w, you can use these with all kinds of venues, and add a 5’h border to truly electrify your event’s motif. Easy to transport in one of our RW-provided hampers (at no additional rental cost to you), these drapes travel exceedingly well because the “scrunchier” they get in transit, the better! And these drapes take lighting so incredibly well,  you can create practically ANY type of feel that you are aiming for.

Another incredibly eclectic option you can choose from this rental collection are the stunning Textura Drapes that we have available in shimmery shades of Silver and Pewter. These extraordinarily gorgeous drapes come in pre-pleated legs with grommets and ties on top at 23’h or 30’h x 10’w, adding elegance and flair to all kinds of event design themes. We also offer innovative and superbly lightweight 12’h x 10’4” non-operable Austrian Zip-Walls with hidden ties on top, which enable you to tie them to both a truss system or even pipe and base hardware, and helps make them very easy to install. These remarkable drapes can either zip together to create a stunning seamless backdrop, or used as independent legs to add texture and depth to existing staging. This textured fabric is opaque but still amazingly lightweight and plays with your theatrical lighting superbly.

One of the most extraordinary aspects of this rental drapery collection is how effortlessly these drapes all mix and match with one another, AND with drapes in our other specialty rental drapery collections, thereby creating hypnotizing and exclusive stage designs for all kinds of special events. Contact one of our drapery advisors today so that we can help you construct a magnificent and one-of-a-kind stage for your show or production, too.

9 04, 2018

Layering Different Styles Of Drapes Gives You A One-Of-A-Kind Look, Every Time!

By |April 9th, 2018|Products, Projects|1 Comment

Stage, Tour, and Event Designers are always looking for something fresh and exciting to add to their next production or concert tour staging. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to make up their minds with all of the different styles, colors, and fabrics available in our rental inventory. The answer to their conundrum is clear—why not try layering a few different styles of drapery from our Specialty Rental Drapery Collections together instead! Having a single layer of drapery can be unquestionably enticing and beautiful, all on its own. But sometimes you can add another layer ON TOP of your original drape design, and this can make all the difference in the world to help elicit the specific mood you are going for with your concert, trade show, or other special event.

You can see by the above photo how Tour Production Designer Bill Reeves and the team with the Anthony Hamilton Tour hung some of our gorgeous Silver Satin Crushed rental drapes behind some of our Camo Blow-Through Legs, giving their stage a truly eye-catching and distinctive design.

Sometimes by simply layering some uncommon drapery fabrics and substrates together, you can create a completely unique and exceptional stage design for your special event. The above photo from our client AEG Live Events showcases how striking it looks to layer some of our rental sheer White Voile shirred drapery legs in front of our Aluminum Metal Mesh drapes, while also adding some dramatic theatrical stage lighting to help “soften” the overall look of the stage design, with absolutely stunning results.

And when you are trying to set a stage that will look “larger than life”, you want to be able to put together remarkable draperies from several of our rental drapery collections to give you a singular look that will blow your audiences away.  Check out our diverse collection of rental curtains and theatrical stage décor, and create an exclusive look for your big stage event that has never been seen before. Have some special staging requirements? Custom-made drapes are always available too—contact us to learn more on how we can help combine the most spectacular pieces together to give your event or show a truly one-of-a-kind look!