Fabric: FR Superknit, White; FR Blackout Lining, White.
Working with the renowned Production Designer Jonny Kingsbury with Cour Design, he had a very unique vision for the tour design for up-and-coming indie-rock artist Clairo. He was looking to build three “walls” made of an immaculate, white fabric that they could use to fashion their stage’s design space at venues of various sizes. To do this, we built them three 20’h white FR Superknit drapes. This fabric is a fabulous ultra-wide substrate that is perfect for both front AND rear projection of graphics, video, or any other kinds of colorful lighting effects that you might want to splash onto it.
Next they wanted to add an exceptional center-point (curved) element to the design that would give the stage some dimension and texture, and offer their lighting team a secondary location for selected video and picture projected imagery to really “POP”. To achieve this distinctive look, they built a separate truss frame so that it could be used mid-stage from the backdrop, but upstage from the artist and her band. Since this would be front-projected onto only, and because they didn’t want any residual projection to spill-over onto the backdrop walls, they needed this substrate to be completely opaque, but still offer the same crisp, clean, flat, and smooth surface that the Superknit did. This fabric also needed to be over 9’h by 18’w AND seamless, and likewise be a fully opaque, projection-friendly FR substrate that would be wide enough for this specific set-up. The perfect material for this stage element was FR Blackout Lining in White/White. Utilizing two different substrates worked out wonderfully for this truly exclusive stage design, and Jonny and his lighting team did an outstanding job with the absolutely stunning lighting and projection effects.
Concert photographs by: Matty Vogel