LIDL is not (yet) a household name in the United States, but in Europe they are ‘UGE, operating over 10,000 stores across Europe. As part of their welcome expansion to our gentle shores, they are launching their new fashion line, Esmara by Heidi Klum, as part of Fashion Week.
The team transformed ArtBeam, a westside performance space, into a stylized LIDL store, complete with awesome props and an LED ceiling to evoke the not-so-awesome fluorescent lighting tradionally found in retail spaces.
The space also featured a double conveyor belt runway which onsite designer Gregory Cohen was told he could not use as a treadmill. Production Electrician Steven Leaf and the team from Worldstage handled the load in and the gear. Michael Kurtz was the tecnical director with Samantha Vazquez as executive producer.
The LED ceiling was never left to just be boring flourecent lights as we drove them with PRG Mbox media servers to keep them animated.
“I loved working on this project,” notes Cohen. “The set was unique, Samantha let us have fun with the ceiling and staged the event cleanly so even among all the cool props, the fashion stood out front and center as it should.”