Event Design

While 2018 may only be in its infancy, we have already seen some amazing productions take place. The first few months of this year have played host to some of the largest global events in the industry. One trend we here at Decibel Management are...

We’re all looking to gain insight into 2018 forecasts, trends, and predictions for event management upgrades. As in years past, challenges abound when creating engaging events that excite and delight attendees, in a format (whatever that may be) that is seamless and fail proof. Decibel...

As you’re making your last minute game-day dip selections and 60-inch TV purchases, there’s a group of brave people who have been prepping for this Super Bowl Sunday since last year. Spoiler alert: It’s not any member of the Falcons or the Patriots. No, for...

You think you’ve got it bad doing the interior décor for your holiday event – the White House has a dozen rooms that it needs to decorate each Christmas, all of which will be toured by tens of thousands of guests, not to mention top-level media. The first lady and her decorators, however, have always proven up to the task, and this year was no different.

If you love the 1920's as much as we do, you'll recognize the intricate geometric patterns and glittery, high-contrast colors of the art deco style. After such a long period of single color, "flat design", we find the ornate detailing refreshing. Lighting Chandelier by Hector Guimard This gorgeous...

This week, we're inspired by the incorporation of stained glass into spacial and event designs. The design world went pretty single-color for a while there, but we're seeing (and loving) a lean back towards more vibrant, daring palettes. We've collected a little mood board of...

In real estate, we all know the magic mantra "location, location, location." In stage design and event production? It's "lighting, lighting, lighting." Lighting is a totally transformative art. Need proof? Check out these ten jaw-dropping #lightingdesign Instagrams from the last two months. 
In every industry, once in a long while, a genius comes along. Born in 1862, Swiss painter Adophe Appia was among the new wave of set designers to reject then-standard 2D perspective backdrops in favor of creating 3D pieces because "he believed that shade was as necessary as light to form a connection between the actor and the setting of the performance in time and space. Through the use of control of light intensity, colour and manipulation, Appia created a new perspective of scene design and stage lighting".
We're loving this: Founded in 2003, Defqon 1 is an annual large-scale music festival held in the Netherlands and Australia. For the 2014 festival, the Defqon 1 organizers asked creative collective Wanprestatie to make a series of hand-painted signs for each area of the festival. They did a stunning job. Check out the "making of" video and the aftermovie: