Guinot Crown Salon Awards
Guinot Paris produce a wide range of beauty products covering three specific areas; face, body and sun. Guinot's roots are in salons and spas for professional treatments but the company has increasingly expanded its retail operation and is now recognised for its leading skincare collection in prestigious salons and spas everywhere. JB Events charged Stage Electrics with the technical event management for Guinot's 2008 Crown Salon Awards ceremony.
The awards were held at the London Landmark Hotel in January 2008. The annual awards ceremony recognises achievements of Guinot salons throughout the UK and Ireland. All of Stage Electrics' production departments were involved in staging this multi-discipline show.
Lighting, audio, video, rigging, scenic sets, CAD and transport departments all played crucial roles in planning, building, installing, operating and de-rigging the awards ceremony.
At the beginning of the project it was critical that technical and set elements of the awards ceremony were custom designed to perfectly fit and match the décor and architecture of the stunning Empire Ballroom. Space was at a premium. Stage Electrics' investment in new digital control systems assisted in reducing the space needed to control the audio aspects of the show. Two digital desks were used for the event which previously would have required high racks of control equipment. One sound desk ran the main awards ceremony and the other the band stage.
LED lighting equipment helped to reduce the power required for the event. This was used to help light three large scenic backdrops that contained two projection screens and a central corporate logo wall.
Visually and technically the awards were spectacular with the integration of various aspects of the event unfolding seamlessly.