Disney Business Solutions and Zing Installations win best décor award from Grand Prix Heavent Paris 2017
This award congratulates the combined efforts of our teams in crafting a Lycra structure recreating the base of the Eiffel Tower—the central element of the décor designed for a Parisian dinner hosted at Dome Disney Village®.
It all came about following a request from one of our clients who wished to invite his employees to experience a gourmet Parisian meal in the centre of the City of Lights, the highlight of a three-day seminar organised by Disney Business Solutions. To recreate a typically Parisian atmosphere inside Disneyland® Paris was our brief, and our teams certainly rose to the challenge with gusto! “Because there was no time in the three-day seminar programme to take them to Paris, we came up with the idea to bring Paris to them,” explains Denis Lemonne, Senior Manager, Concepts and Support at Disney Business Solutions.
As an iconic monument embodying our capital all over the world, the Eiffel Tower was an immediate choice as the backdrop to the event. For the event itself, we imagined hosting a dinner beneath the stars with guests immersed at the base of the tower. As Denis Lemonne says: “There was a huge difference in scale in relation to the Dome Disney Village where the reception was to be hosted, so we decided to restrict ourselves to the base to heighten the sense of realism, and therefore the immersive experience. The Lycra structure was manufactured by our partner Zing Installations using their laser-cutting technology that anticipates any distortion. We also focused on the lighting effect for the installation. When it was lit up, the result was amazing.” The installation was erected in less than 48 hours, which was a significant technical feat in itself.
The performance was rewarded by the Grand Prix Heavent Paris 2017 whose jury of professionals at the Heavent Paris trade show, Europe’s leading event for events, awarded the teams the best décor trophy. This prize lauds the strong coherence between the concept and the final décor. From the menu right through to the musical ambience, each element in the design was consistent with the Parisian theme. Most impressively, it was the décor’s immersive aspect that made the event such a success. As Denis Lemonne explains, pushing the boundaries of the immersive dimension as far as you can is one of the most striking event trends in recent years—it is a powerful way to create experiences and, therefore, emotional responses.