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Light Fantastic Production Services support L'Atelier Five with a festive transformation of London’s Burlington Arcade
UK – Technical event specialists LFPS have been helping bring a suitably classy, seasonal look to the iconic arcade situated on Piccadilly in Central London in celebration of its 200th Burlington Christmas. Working with creative design agency L’Atelier Five and expert paper artist Andy Singleton, LFPS leant their extensive rigging and technical expertise to help bring the installation to life.
Running the entire length of the grade II listed building, the stunning design features a giant golden Christmas ribbon, pirouetting amongst snowflakes and fairy lights above the splendiferous shopping arcade below. Colour coded to match the arcade’s architectural styling the golden hues and crisp, white snowflakes delivered a wonderfully festive look, floating effortlessly overhead.
Speaking about the project, LFPS managing director Rob Myer says: “It’s always exciting to be a part of high profile installations such as this. Supporting our friends at L’Atelier Five, our team have helped create a stunning, elegantly festive look that complements perfectly the architecture of the Burlington Arcade. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”
Working in shifts over three consecutive nights, taking care of all rigging and electrical work at the site, the LFPS crew installed 200m of specially powder coated, white scaffolding tube using over 120 rigging points within the arcade. The 160m long ribbon structure was then carefully suspended in place, delicately interspersed with thousands of individually cut paper snowflakes.
For an extra touch of festive magic, the team added almost 250 drops of fairy lights to the design, each sparkling LED brightly mirrored within the reflective surfaces high up in the Burlington Arcade’s glass atrium and in the smartly dressed windows of the boutiques below.
With transformation of the beautiful Georgian venue complete, celebrities, boutique owners and VIP guests gathered at the arcade for a gala reception to join Dame Judi Dench for the countdown to officially launch the magical looking 200th Burlington Christmas.
2nd January 2020
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