Arthur Ashe Stadium work in progress. Placing Rose Brand masking curtains below the ceiling.
Esports has become big business. Witness the Fortnite World Cup Tournament, a three-day spectator competition where professional video gamers competed for $30 million in prize money. The USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY provided this year’s venue where thousands gathered to watch.
Event producers wanted to create a completely immersive playing and viewing environment. It required darkening the stadium since its retractable roof is translucent. Enter Chicago Flyhouse, one of the leading stadia rigging companies in the country. The Chicago Flyhouse plan to darken the ambient light conditions included development and installation of a massive set of masking curtains for the stadium ceiling.
Chicago Flyhouse complemented their skills in strategy and rigging by hiring a partner to manufacture the curtains. They chose Rose Brand, the fabricator that has both the in-hand fabric inventory and the expert sewing capacity to accomplish soft goods jobs of massive scale.
In just a single week, Rose Brand developed 80 curtain panels, each approximately 51’ x 16’, delivering over 65,000 sq ft of fabric to the stadium. Chicago Flyhouse then worked round-the-clock to complete the project on time, engaging a team that included 12 Rope Access Riggers for the installation.
The solution to creating a multi-purpose space was found in a unique application of curtain track and custom fabrication. Rose Brand’s client needed a quick and easy transformation from everyday gymnasium to elegant event space, lining the walls with gorgeous white silk drapes and flowing ceiling swags. And of course, protecting the delicate white softgoods during volleyball tournaments was an equal priority. A challenging request, and a surprisingly simple solution.
Working from sketches provided by the interior designer (Lois Moore, Periwinkle Designs), Rose Brand’s project managers devised a configuration of Triple E Two-Way Track which would line the walls of the gymnasium. The track carries snow white Tergalet silk drapes, allowing them to be deployed easily. Each ceiling swag is attached to the top of a side curtain panel. More...
Rose Brand won the award for best debuting product at this year’s LDI show in Las Vegas for Nebula(TM) Net – a see-through projection surface that is virtually undetectable to the audience.
The new 26-feet darknet projection fabric made its debut at the Rose Brand LDI booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center last month. Nebula Net can be used to achieve stunning, magical projections – making objects appear to float on air or appear out of nowhere.More...