A rather special client asked that we design a small cocktail event around one inspirational word, and that word was Fellini, as in the Italian film director Frederico Fellini. To be clear, Fellini was not the theme, but the inspiration.
With a career spanning almost 50 years, Fellini is recognized as one of the most influential film makers of all time. Even a vague familiarity with Fellini’s diverse body of work will give one a sense of his unique blend of memory, dreams, fantasy, reality and desire. Often referencing the Baroque, his films are at times extravagant and fanciful, other times earthy and lustful, and always filled with the unexpected.
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So how do you spin this inspiration into an event?
To begin, the perimeter of the living room at Racquet Club Ladue was treated with tight flat panels of white holographic vinyl with black satin drape gathered at regular intervals. This treatment tightly surrounded a large black and white checked dance floor featuring just one red square in the center. Perimeter up lighting filled the room with a soft even glow while a great band, an open bar and a room full of guests helped bring this delightfully inspired event full circle.