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15 10, 2018

Exquisite Rental Drapes Help Create Memorable Stage Design For Holiday Production

By |October 15th, 2018|Products, Projects|2 Comments

Living in Southern California affords us many wonderful benefits, one of which being the gloriously warm weather that we experience much of the year. We really love having our warehouse and main office in the Southeast Los Angeles area, but sometimes with the sun shining so brightly outside we fail to realize that the holidays are quickly approaching. I recently came across these fabulous photos that really helped showcase one of the magnificent types of stage designs that our clients can create during the holiday season, using curtains from our eclectic Rental Drapery Collections.

We loved working last winter with the supremely talented event designer, Art Arellanes (from Arcadio Productions), on the yearly marvelous holiday production at Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach. He had his own gorgeous “crystal beaded” string drapes that he wanted to flank each side of the stage, but he wanted to enhance the charm and elegance of the overall look with a few added main stage drapes, too. He and his team were able to build this incredibly remarkable stage by inserting an assortment of our charming sheer White Voile curtains from our Delightably White Rental Drapery Collection as absolutely perfect accent pieces.

Utilizing our exquisite 24’h x 9’w White Voile Pleated Legs as well as our striking White Voile Swaggettes in both 9’h x 12’w and 11’h x 16’w sizes, he was able to fashion several uniquely spectacular looks for this extraordinary yearly holiday event. Splashing dramatic and colorful theatrical lighting elements onto the drapes for the various performances gave the stage an absolutely stunning motif, thereby helping keep each part of the program both exciting and engaging for their parishioners.

We were thrilled with how completely enchanting this church’s “classic” Christmas-themed showcase turned out, and we are truly looking forward to providing rental and custom drapery for all of the upcoming holiday designs that our imaginative clients like Art come up with this year as well. Let us assist you with crafting a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind look for your holiday parties, concerts, productions, services, and soirees of all forms and sizes. Simply contact one of our representatives so that we can offer you beneficial advice, helpful suggestions, and beautiful options for creating your next special event design.


13 09, 2018

Velvety Red Drapes Helped Set The Stage At Summer Church Event

By |September 13th, 2018|Products, Projects|1 Comment

Our rental drapery is not just suitable for large scale productions or long-term rock tours…. They are being utilized for numerous special events for our amazing clients, of all kinds and sizes. It always amazes us what a huge impact just simply adding a few striking rental theatrical stage drapes can have on the success of an event’s overall motif. This past June, we were excited to work with Derek Davis at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas on one of these types of really fun happenings at their church. They were looking to fashion an authentic movie theater “look and feel” in one of their huge auditoriums for a month-long series of movies and videos that they would be offering their congregation several weeks this summer.

Derek knew that building a simple, yet dramatic, proscenium for their “At The Movies” summer event would add a really distinctive touch to the overall movie motif they were trying to create for their eager and excited audiences. Using some of our velvety rental Red IFR Super-vel Pre-Pleated Drapery legs and a perfectly matching Pre-Pleated Red IFR Super-vel border, they were able to accomplish this design beautifully. Our Rockin’ Red Drapery Collection has a huge assortment of rental drapes to choose from, for every time of production, concert, graduation ceremony, convention, tour, and special event you can think of! Made up of Austrians, Venetians, Backdrops, Pleated Legs, Bi-Parting Grand Stage Drapes, Pipe Pocket Drapery, and Swags galore, this extremely unique assemblage of rental drapes can help turn your event into a true success! Contact one of our sales reps today to discuss all of the wonderful rental drapery options you have to choose from with the gorgeous rental theatrical stage drapes in our Specialty Drapery Collections.

10 07, 2018

Custom-Built Unique Projection Screen Perfect For Conference

By |July 10th, 2018|Clients, Products, Projects|1 Comment

We have some of the most fabulously imaginative and innovative clients in the business—and being able to offer them custom-built theatrical soft goods makes us truly happy. Designing exciting and captivating trade show and conference stages is one of the most important projects that a lot of our clients engage in on a regular basis. So it is imperative that we are able to provide them with the exact size and style of essential drapery that they may for their unique events.

Earlier this spring one of our wonderfully creative clients, Mi Media Productions, was the production company behind this year’s impressive Wireless West Conference 2018. Event Designer and President of Mi Media Productions, Mike Ivey, worked with marketing managers Paige DeLazzer and Kari Willis from E-Factor to help configure the sensational lighting motif and appealing design layout for this popular event. Mike knew that they wanted to have the largest projection surface possible at their venue, and have it also be completely and absolutely opaque so that nothing behind the screen could be seen by the audience. But as the event’s stage, at 16′ h x 60′ w, would be considered outside typical “industry normal” dimensions, standard rental drapery was not going to be best option for them.

Conferring with our sales rep Marilyn Moss, they decided to have Sew What? custom-build them the exact theatrical soft goods that they needed for this riveting seminar so that they would get precisely what they were envisioning. They chose White/White Blackout Lining as a non-traditional projection screen surface, choosing hidden ties on top for hanging, and a pipe pocket bottom so that they could weigh it down and give it a nice, clean, smooth surface. This fabric was ideal as it offered them complete and total light blockage, and also gave them an impeccable surface for crystal clear projected images and video.

You can see by these stunning photos that Katch Moments Photography provided the conference just how perfect this custom-made “projection screen” turned out for this event, helping the weekend become a huge success. We loved being able to help our clients come up with a solution for their own exclusive stage design, and look forward to working with them again in the future. Let our team of drapery experts help YOU achieve a flawless look for your special event, too—with custom OR rental drapery products!

23 01, 2018

“On Point” Stage Design for En Pointe Ballet Academy Showcase

By |January 23rd, 2018|Products, Projects|1 Comment

This past December, we were so pleased to get to work with Marta Hamilton and the artistic team at En Pointe Ballet Academy in Noblesville, Indiana. Founded by Robert Moore and Pollyana Ribeiro, the school’s inspiring philosophy is to “Focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination all accomplished in a fun, nurturing, and energetic way.” To help showcase all of the hard work their students had been putting into their dance classes, they produced a special holiday dance performance that ended up needing some beautiful rental stage draperies. However, they also wanted these stage drapes to be versatile enough to work within the various themes of their production. Marta did an amazing job on the lighting for this show, working seamlessly with the stage designer Robert on his overall stage design vision.  Called “An En Pointe Christmas,” this eclectic program was presented at the local Noblesville High School Performing Arts Center, and consisted of two main dance sections.

The first half of the production featured classical music and classical ballet which wanted a more “traditional” look to the stage design. They ended up choosing some of our elegant Ivory Satin Drapery Legs for the side panels, and some of our stylish White Supervel Drapery Legs for the back center showpiece, both from our Delightably White Drapery Collection. These theatrical stage curtains hang up easily, light up like a dream, and helped give the stage a clean and modern look for this important section of the performance.

For the second half of this special event, they featured pop and jazz music with a mixture of ballet, hip-hop, and jazz dance. This part of the recital wanted its stage design to be a little more colorful and holiday-themed. So they decided to add some of our striking Red Supervel Drapery Legs and corresponding Red Super-Vel Borders, both from our Rockin’ Red Drapery Collection.

By embellishing the stage design with some of their own custom decorative pieces (they cut some foam circles and covered them with white fabric and affixed them to the side stage drapery legs), they were able to give it more of a “snowball/Christmas” feel. And also the large dots match their school’s own ‘dot’ branding too, which was a bonus! Photographed superbly by Bill Collinson, you can see what a fantastic job they did with this special performance’s unique and charming stage design. Let our team of drapery experts help you create a stunning, one-of-a-kind stage for your special productions, too!

18 01, 2017

A Wealth of Design Ideas from our Flickr Galleries

By |January 18th, 2017|Company, News, Products, Projects|1 Comment

You may have checked out photos of our prior projects on the Portfolio pages of our websites or on this blog, but did you know that more photos are available on our Flickr page, especially in our Galleries?

If you aren’t familiar with Flickr Galleries, this is a feature that allows a user to highlight various photos found in the accounts of a wide variety of other Flickr users, while still linking back to the individual photographer’s account. Creating Galleries has allowed us to show photos taken of our projects by many people throughout the world who attend the various concerts that feature our custom stage curtains and rental stage drapes as part of the set design.

Here is a small taste of the many (over 60!) Flickr Galleries on our Flickr account:

The Killers

A few months ago, we blogged about the gorgeous combination of Black Chrome Austrian Drape and Crimson Encore legs and borders that the Killers rented for their recent tour. That blog post featured the photo above along with two other photos by band photographer Rob Loud. Not long ago, we discovered some wonderful photos of the tour on Flickr and decided to create a gallery of The Killers featuring these beautiful photos.

Kenny Chesney

Having made digitally printed backdrops for Kenny Chesney tour for years, we have featured several of these backdrops on our Digital Printing Portfolio page as well as on this blog. With so many different backdrops over the years, our Kenny Chesney Tour Flickr Gallery is a great place to see all of them in one place.

The Avett Brothers

Featured in this blog post as well as in our Theatre Portfolio, this was a beautiful romantic set design featuring White Voile swags and legs, and even a kabuki drape! I love the many different shots available in our Avett Brothers New Years Eve Flickr Gallery.

If you want to check out the remaining 60+ Galleries, visit our Flickr Galleries page here, or visit our main Flickr page for our own photostream and albums.