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Movement design & manufacturing residence Royale and Designer Rogerio Carvalheiro, Principal of RC Design Federation, these days joined forces to create a David Bowie-impressed multi-media arrange for “Rock ‘n’ Platinum: A Designer Showcase That Interprets Music By means of Design.”
The showcase was commissioned to introduce Lofts @ Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles — the most recent mixed-use enchancment by eco-precise-property builders REthink. The development and its event pay tribute to the loft’s historic namesake and grounds the place quite a few music icons along with David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Marvel, KISS, and Johnny Money as quickly as tracked some recordings.
Tasked to create a “rock star habitat” out of the reduce up-diploma “Bachelor Pad” (one in all Cherokee’s 12 fashions), Carvalheiro’s design motif is a up to date interpretation of David Bowie’s iconic self-transformations as an artist, along with his flawless sense of rock ‘n’ elegant sort. Getting into the ethereal prime diploma, friends encounter Royale’s first video piece: a mesmerizing portrait of David Bowie, which slowly morphs into abstractions of his quite a few inventive personas by the use of the years.
Carvalheiro achieved the design motif by overlaying factors of each interval David Bowie emblazoned. This included marrying classically designed furnishings (earlier and new) and myriad gear. Royale was tasked to create two video installations (one for each diploma) which may speak with the spatial décor’s extreme-distinction color palette, whereas enhancing the experiential cohesion of the “Bowie” motif, as a whole.
Downstairs is Carvalheiro’s conjuration of an intimate “Bowie” suite. Design intelligent, the world choices nooks adorned with glam stage memorabilia: glittery costumes, guitar amps, ceramic calaveras, fur throws, and a personal bar positioned adjoining to the mattress. Right here, pals are immediately greeted by Royale’s second video arrange. The looping four-minute montage splices motion graphics with Bowie film clips and interview footage, resounding between the sardonic industrial rock anthem “I’m Afraid of People” and classical music from the Starvation soundtrack, which David Bowie carried out cello on.
“The arrange downstairs represents the additional literal Bowie,” says Whitmore. “As an example his ‘current’ facet and ‘personal’ facet, we juxtaposed the fast-tempo and ambient media centered throughout the music. General, it’s meant to entertain; whereas the piece upstairs is additional of an exquisite paintings experience.”