Event: The Naked Heart Foundation’s First Fabulous Fund Fair
Client: Inca Productions
Venue: the Roundhouse
Project Manager: David Wafer
The True Staging team worked with Inca Productions to create a variety of structures and set pieces for the Naked Heart Foundation’s Fabulous Fund Fair in London.
The event raised money to support children with special needs and was hosted by models Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss. Different themed fun fair stalls were set up within the Main Space of the Roundhouse venue, each hosted by a different celebrity.
We were involved in the design and build of the Guerlain Super Model Kissing Booth, several decorative plinths, the Louboutin Knock Down booth, a Sand Box, the Stage, two DJ Booths, the Louis Vuitton Hook-a-Duck booth and a ‘Step and Repeat’ booth.
The Kissing Booth was made up of a base section built into three parts, a worktop attached to the base sections, support block detail to the undersides, timber posts, flag detail with a red paint finish, a pitched roof, internal shelving, and a bull nose finish to all visible edges. The shelving and base were finished in dark red paint with the rear draped for access.
The Louboutin Knock Down booth, used for popping balloons with stilettos, was constructed with shelving for shoes to sit on. The shelves had a downstand that was screwed into place through the front of the wall and glued to the rail for sure fixing. The front and returns were finished in gloss black paint with the shelves and rims in red paint.
Our team also designed and constructed a Sand box built around a true deck set at 750mm high. The true deck had timber inserted to all sides so that the cladding was able to be screwed into. At one end there was space for a light box sign to be fixed to timber posts. The sides were all finished in brushed aluminium laminate, the legs in black paint and the sign and posts in white paint.
The stage consisted of a deck supplied by Steel Deck and was set at 915mm high. It was finished in black carpet and wrapped in black molten. Ply plates were screwed into the bottom rails and stage weights were placed to support the weight. The stage header and uprights were constructed and travelled in two parts. A graphic vinyl supplied by the client was applied when everything was attached and space for festoon lighting was included.
A Hook-a-Duck booth was constructed from 18mm ply internal formers with timber rails and sides clad in steel to create a magnetic surface. The other sides were clad in black gloss dibond with metal sheets wrapped in black velour. The velour was shortened so that water would not damage the material.