DesignScene Creates A Scene At Cannes Lions

Photo: Sting Media / DesignScene

DesignScene, a UK and US based creative design and production specialist in live events, was recently commissioned by Lighthouse Creative Works to design, realise and deliver a technical production for Live Nation at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The Lions event is an all-action global event renowned as the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers.

The DesignScene team of 21, led by Attila Keskin, delivered an environment for key influencers and movers-and-shakers that were in town for the Lions.

The party event culminated in a special acoustic performance by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

DesignScene also created two different ‘cabana’ meeting environments for Live Nation (also for Lighthouse Creative Works) and Hulu and one hotel suite fit-out for Yahoo at the Carlton Hotel incorporating layout, décor and technology for the week-long event.

Custom split level food and beverage stations were designed and built on site and branded banquette seating was installed around the pool area. A circular stage was constructed in the villa’s infinity pool to maintain the uninterrupted view as a backdrop to Dave Grohl’s performance.

The technical elements – including set and scenic – were all supplied by UK-based partners, complete with their experienced crews, with an L-Acoustics sound system installed for the performance stage with a Midas PRO2C mixing console.

Tastefully designed stage lighting included a selection of Clay Paky moving lights – 34 Mythos, eight K10’s fitted with B-EYE lenses – plus 12 DF50 hazer and two 1200W follow spots, all controlled from a grandMA full size console operated by Muly Yechezkel.

Twenty-four of the Mythos were used along the rear edge of the infinity pool, behind the stage to create a light wall shooting beams up into the night sky, with the B-EYEs positioned around the back of the stage in a semi-circle, closing down the actual performance space.

Other areas to receive lighting treatment included the driveway which was torch lit – guests were shuttled to the main event space on golf buggies.

The villa living room, which opened out onto the outdoor space, was enhanced with LED uplighters positioned all around grazing up the walls for a streamlined look and suspended carbon lamps were scattered throughout the gardens.

A large feature wall integrated with an existing structure in the grounds was created from laser cut client logos and vertical floral arrangements flown on catenary wires, finished with dry ice arising around a water feature.