How To: Design an Art Deco Event
January 13, 2016
Bringing a client’s vision to life always provides an interesting challenge. However, thanks to the amazing technology available to us today, we are able to offer clients renderings that are in line with their vision and the final product.
This week I’ll like to walk you through the process of designing this lovely clients dream of a deco design. Let’s go step-by-step.
Step One: Find a great image that will help you tell the story.
While doing our research, we found this amazing art deco Image and used it as our inspiration. I personally loved the two tall vases on pedestals. We later used them on the stage.
Step Two: Start by designing the tables and centerpieces.
In order to set yourself apart, you can start by designing your own floral containers. For example, use existing glass vases and cover with flowers to create the first two containers in the rendering below.
Using a CAD program, we designed these three containers.
Step Three: Create bold statements around the room.
The stage is a great place to create a dramatic statement. We used the two tall vases from the inspirational image to create a proscenium. We also enhanced the room by creating four large hanging crystal chandeliers. As it is very important that our clients get a true concept of what the ballroom was actually going to look like we used a CAD program to create these two renderings.
The first rendering included only the containers, stage and ceiling. We did this so that clients would be able to see the scale of the room with the vases on the tables.
The second rendering should tell the story of the final execution as closely as possible. This is the rendering of what we proposed the room should look like.
This was an actual photo of the final event.
Though it is not always the case, after a few changes and price negotiation, our clients were very happy. Clearly this design is not for everyone, but our job is always to make the clients happy. In my new “How To” blog, I would like to give you the opportunity to ask anything you would like about the designs I post. Though it may take me a while, I promise to answer all of your questions. Now, I already hear you asking, “How much was this job?” Take a guess.