SLD Design for BETT Show
Thursday, 22 March 2001
Stage Light Design was responsible for the lighting of two very different stands - for RM and Intel - at the recent BETT Show, Olympia. RM is the company dominating the market of supplying computer systems to schools. Lighting designer here was SLD’s John Rinaldi, whose brief included continuing the spacious and airy theme of the stand. The stand comprised a large white metal ground support system overhead, with several display/demo areas below, separated by translucent voile screens, all of which were illuminated with chrome-finished Par 30 lanterns and chrome Minuette fresnels from SLD’s stock. The stand’s ceiling was of sharkstooth gauze, up-lit with chrome 500W Pars. SLD also used three of their Clay Paky Mini Scan HPE fixtures to bounce logos and keywords around the stand’s various projection surfaces. For the Intel stand, SLD’s Alastair Crooks provided an imaginative lighting design, this stand consisted of an ‘onstage’ presentation area and transparent stretched fabric screens, both of which were dramatically lit with short-nosed Par 56 lanterns. Crooks’ lighting produced a general stand-wide theme of steadily cross-fading colour washes. Six precisely focussed Par 30s on two metal side wings were specifically placed for the presentations. Both stands were internally wired, adding to the clean lines and smart look of the displays.

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