Following the Emmy Award Telecast, the glitterati of Hollywood made their way to the after parties. The most coveted ticket, and most talked about party, was the HBO After Party. This fearless floral fantasy created in the fertile imagination of designer Billy Butchkavitz and brought to life by a longtime team of collaborators, was one party that vied with guests for “best dressed!” Our lighting punctuated Billy’s creation with an exclamation point!
Senior lighting designer Curt Stahl followed Butchkavitz’s lead of an event design heavy with textiles, dragonfly pillows, flowers, and snakes leaf breakup patterns projected on all of the customer carpet, warm ambient lighting, dramatic uplighting on the trees, and clean lighting in the gallery-like atmosphere in the tent.
And yet, on the centerpiece of the event — a snake chandelier created by Agile Eye — Stahl added something a little special. The chandelier was framed by a fiber optic star drape and hit from six sides with a rotating breakup texture gobo gave the snakes a writhing effect.
As guests themselves writhed happily on the dance floor, this HBO Emmy party entered the lexicon of fantastic Emmy parties designed by Butchkavitz over the past 20 consecutive years, and with the same collaborative team for a good part of it!
Designer: Billy Butchkavitz | Venue:The Pacific Design Center | Photography/Art: Gabor Ekecs | Custom Tents: SoCal Tents and Events | Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals | Large-scale Decor: Agile Eye Solutions | Lighting: Images by Lighting, Lighting Designer Curt Stahl | Large-scale Projections: Bart Kresa | Audio and Entertainment: Emerging Entertainment, 24 Seven Productions | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering