What are the core principles for successful set/stage design?
@aileenkwun: Bauhausler Oskar Schlemmer believed set design was all about relationship b/w the body and space.
@scottpaskstudio: Memories of a specific moment or experience are long lasting, reaching far beyond the production's life.
@Allie_Weiss: Even standard studio sets like that of Friends can become so ingrained in the cultural consciousness.
What are the advantages of designing a live event versus something more permanent? What are the constraints?
@scottpaskstudio: Freedom of expression unfettered by codes, a dynamic audience experience that is never the same thing twice.
@thisisheatherc: Temporary architecture—stages, sets, pavilions—allows designers to go bold http://www.dwell.com/travel-reports/article/13-years-serpentine-gallery-pavilions …
@designmilk: With a live event, you have one chance to create a memory, an experience, so timing and "wow factor" are key.
How does good design complement a performance without overshadowing it?
@aileenkwun: Set designs lean to the abstract, artistic, abbreviated—#Noguchi was a pro: http://bit.ly/1QQiznp
@ZacharyEdelson: It's not unlike film: a setting can be a character with strong rules and logic, or it can serve as the faintest backdrop.
@scottpaskstudio: Great design understands human scale and its spatial potential for storytelling.
@modernindenver: Good design can complement a performance through its signage and branding.
How do set/stage design and architecture, interior design, etc. influence each other?
@scottpaskstudio: Good design cross pollinates from diverse sources/movements in art, fashion and materials-all seen through a global lens.
@Allie_Weiss: The transformative power of set design may help inspire architects. http://bit.ly/1Nwjc0t
@thisisheatherc: Sets provide the fantasy that inspires real-life interiors. http://bit.ly/1SdgNvZ
@modernindenver: Some architects become set designers! Arch Joseph Kosinski designed Sky Tower in Oblivion.
Award show season is upon us. Budget aside, how do designers make big events memorable?
@scottpaskstudio: Dynamic visuals with transformative staging, innovative use of light/video, & Never underestimate the element of Surprise!
@thisisheatherc: I h-a-t-e award shows, but they remind us not to shy away from GLAMOUR! http://bit.ly/NencaZ
Who is one architect/designer you wish did shows, plays, or events? Why?
@ZacharyEdelson: The Eames! They loved multimedia / multi-sensory design, a shame they never designed for plays.
@aileenkwun: I'm a fan of Barbara Kasten's use of prop, staging, light, and shadow.
@scottpaskstudio: A Chekov play designed by Peter Zumthor. He's a poetic architect of space using materials in a deeply meaningful way.
@thisisheatherc: Given Sottsass' influence on Saved by the Bell and Pee-wee's Playhouse, I'd love to see his work translated to theater.
@vsquaredlabs: Zaha Hadid - Olympic Stadium design concepts are coming though...
@designmilk: hmmmmm.... Maybe Gehry or Hadid for design, Rashid for visuals.
@MTHWKSHN: Would love to see a SANAA stage: http://bit.ly/1KYWhgZ
Today we discussed design for set, stage, and temporary installations with @vsquaredlabs and @scottpaskstudio.