The pole: a recurring constraint for scenographers
In events, it is quite common to have to install a scenic device in a room whose space is hindered by concrete column . It is indeed difficult to always have vast spaces completely devoid of pillars available. Even outdoors, you often have to deal with street furniture and signage.
Not to mention that event professionals very often need, when setting up a stage, to install structural masts to create light ramps, install a sound system or fix an awning. The problem of the pole to be managed is therefore almost unavoidable. It remains a challenge for the scenographers, designers and advertising agencies who organize the events.
What if, instead of covering these cumbersome vertical structures, you could make them invisible or, on the contrary, sublimate them by integrating them into the decor with plays of light and reflections?
Hide this pole that I cannot see…
You are an event architect and you have thought of a majestic scenography, but the room you have in mind has many pillars. Do not panic ! You can solve the problem by using mirrors. Temporarily installed on the column, ephemeral mirrors will allow you to hide them or use them to your advantage during your event.
The principle is simple. By covering the pillars with rental silver mirrors, you will be able to cleverly play on the reflections and give the illusion that the pillar are integrated into the decor. This is the effect obtained in this installation: through an optical effect produced by the silver mirror, the pillar disappears into the decor as if by magic.
This trick can be used both indoors and outdoors to hide unsightly equipment and technical installations. The reflections obtained are very interesting and contribute in their own way to the magic of the place.
…Or enhance them with Color Mirrors and light effects
Instead of trying to make the pillar disappear in their environment, you can also choose to highlight them to magnify the decor. The pillars of a theater can thus be covered with colored mirrors and echo other decorative choices.
Scenographers can, for example, create glitter effects thanks to the reflection of light on silver dust placed at the foot of pillars covered with black mirrors.
We can go even further in the exploitation of the pillars by their staging and enhancement thanks to lighting effects produced on two-way mirrors. Sometimes a pillar in the middle of a room will do well to be assumed and highlighted instead of erased.
Decorators can thus succeed in taking advantage of light truss pillar installed to illuminate the catwalk of a fashion show. Instead of hiding the metal pillars, they choose to play with the lights to make them appear transparently behind two-way mirrors. And, by varying the internal and external lighting, they manage to create quite surprising aesthetic effects that bring depth and modernity to the scene.
Specializing in the rental of bespoke mirrors for events, Like Mirror can help you find the most suitable solution for your project. Whether it is to make a pillar invisible, to hide it with a colored mirror or to obtain a transparent effect with play of light, we offer different types of mirrors to meet your needs (silver mirrors, mirrors colored or two-way mirrors). Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our range and explain your problem!