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A Gargantuan Event at the NEC Birmingham

A Gargantuan Event at the NEC Birmingham

An event that was so big and extravagant that it made the Great Gatsby himself blush.

Last week we had the greatest pleasure in helping transform the NEC Birmingham into the ultimate twenties’ speakeasy. With such a large space to decorate, it can be a daunting task. However, the client absolutely nailed the brief, bringing in centrepieces, AV, Foil Hangings and Giant lettering to style the venue to perfection. We had great fun working with the client and the other companies brought in. What a transformation! Table Art were so proud to take part.

With 260 table centres to install, it was a team effort that called on six of our best. The Cabaret Lamps were chosen to grace the tables and we mixed things up with a collection of Ritz, Pearlescent, Manhattan and White Cabaret Lamps. Thanks to the force of our dedicated team, the install was done in record quick time. Enjoying the rehearsals before the big event, the crew had time to take pictures, reels, and videos. Here in this blog, we wanted to share these, giving you a sense of how our centres work on large scale events.

The Venue

Well hello NEC! It’s been a while old friend, but we are glad to be back! This was our first event at the NEC post covid, and it was a real thrill to return and style on of their arena events. The Team at the NEC never fail to welcome us and always go above and beyond to support the suppliers. One of the things we value most as events hire company is cooperative venues. The NEC is always obliging… with the bonus of looking stunning when styled.

The true beauty of the NEC is its transformative ability. It provides agencies with a blank canvas on a truly impressive scale. It never limits your ideas, you can go as big or as small as you want, they always have the perfect spot for your event. As we approach our busiest month, we are sure we’ll be back at this great Arena. Keep your eyes glued to our social media for updates!

The Team

On these larger events, it’s a given that we need a larger team to facilitate the install and derig. It was no different for this event. Six of our finest were put to task and with two vans, 260 centrepieces were brought to the halls of the NEC. As all the centrepieces are DMX enabled, the team diligently set them out in number order. Doing that, with an event at this scale required some careful planning. Andy led the team and allocated everyone their spots. Once the install was complete, checks were done with the lighting and the centres were signed off by the client.

When our crew have completed their installs, we ask them to take photos. A good way of keeping record. It also gives us an extensive library of images to pull from when proposing to client. The team love this time on events when they can take some time to get the perfect photo. Recently however, with the popularity of Tik Tok, the guys are keen to create reels. If you follow us on Instagram, you may well have caught some of Andy’s videos. They are well worth a look. The reels are fun snippet into life at Table Art and Events.

The Centrepieces

Gold Ritz Lamp

The Ritz Lamp Low is a modern table centre designed for lavish parties. We offer the lamp in two heights. As a result, it offers the chance to play with the look of the room, mixing the pair. Images mages show the low-level version. Click here to see the tall version.

We also offer two shade colours. Gold is the perfect choice for an awards evening set in warm tones. The Silver is ideal for a festive winter style. The metallic shades captures light artfully. Furthermore, the centrepiece includes two lights, at the top and bottom of the centre. Offering a great chance to get creative with your lighting design. 

Pearlescent Lamp

The Pearlescent Tiffany Lamp is proving to be a popular choice from our table centre hire range. The intricate shade marries pearl coloured panels with delicate pieces of clear glass to create this wondrously decadent design. Combined with a bronze lamp stand that’s inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, and a warm white glow from the filament bulb, this is sure to be an award winning choice for your event.

Manhattan Lamp

The iconic Manhattan Skyline is filled with the most decadent of Art Deco Architecture. It is a fitting moniker for our latest design. This intricate Tiffany lamp is sure to to be a popular choice. Made in the same traditional way that the original tiffany lamps were. Including a stained glass shade that includes led detail and geometric shapes. A key design in our collection, it is the personification of the twenties era. 

White Cabaret

The White Cabaret Lamp, a new Table Art Classic.

Introduced to our range in 2019. The popularity of the rouge Cabaret Lamp has been unprecedented. It can come as no surprise that the Design Studio have been busily adding to the range and this crisp white shade is the latest creation. Perfect for a twenties themed event. These table centre hire options will both illuminate and elevate proceedings.

What a night!

A fabulous night was had by all. With star performances, the client and their guests were entertained from start to finish. The event was hosted by a star-studded cast and it was truly exciting event to be part of. Special thanks to Four Impact for making the booking, we loved working with you guys.

If you have your own event coming up, contact the team today for a quote. Our office is ready and waiting to take your calls and emails.

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