The client approached John Murray Productions with a desire to use industrial materials to emphasize the functional infrastructure aspects of their service. We presented various options and developed a look that would combine traditional industrial scaffolding with modern Modtruss to demonstrate a link between industries of the past with the emerging industries of the future. The width of the seating arrangement required a set that would have stage presence but not block visibility for the speaker or their presentation, resulting in scaffolding structures of descending heights that helped to focus attention toward center stage. Cladding these structures in frosted acrylic panels allowed for entrance tunnels that could respond to dynamic lighting effects without overpowering the overall aesthetic of the stage.
Thank you to the good folks at the Linux Foundation for the opportunity to provide our scenic design and fabrication services.