I got flown home to my old home town Melbourne for three days to sew on a set designed by Edwards Moore for Architecture in Helsinki to use for their Big Day Out Tour!
A funny coincidence that a band with the word Architecture in their name would go with an Architecture firm to design their set.
I’d LOVE to post some pictures here, but I’ll just have to wait until they debut at the Gold Coast Big Day Out this coming weekend. We can’t be blowing the big surprise now can We!
Lets just say the working title was “…Dopplegangers” SO very creative.
So this up and coming, design award winning, recognised by their peers, invited to Government House for Australia Day celebratory drinks, Architecture firm, Edwards and Moore designed an ingenious set built to FILL a BiG DaY Out stage and get this, it packs into a carry bag that one person can carry and check in as fragile luggage at the airport.
Yes, one person can simply swing it over their arm and take it on tour with them around the country. Around the WORLD if they want to. Simply Brilliant!
And how do I know?
Because I made it!
I was flown to Melbourne with my machine and set up in the Fitzroy studio of Edwards and Moore, while I tested the patterns and defined the construction procedure, and then BOOM, we churned them out, tested their fall, adjusted the weights, and then we pulled them down and packed them into an oversize beach bag, designed around the deconstructed set pieces.
Next thing you know, I’m back on a plane to Sydney! Bye Bye Melbs! It was so charming of you to have me! Fitzroy, it’s where all the Kool Kids are at these days.
The firm researched construction, we had a brief chat about materials, which they then purchased, I simply arrived and used my extensive sewing skills and experience to apply the best methods I know to bang the things together, and Bingo Bongo, there they were, from rolls of fabric into fully fledged stage filling “Dopplegangers”- what ever that means.
You’ll just have to wait and see!
I can’t wait to see them in action! Can you??!
See photos here: