The college did not have a fully functioning stage lift system so they put out for bid a replacement to an antiquated system without having to change out the entire pit lift.
Working with our ViaController and our system integration, we were able to put in an updated motor control cabinet and a wall mounted control panel that will easily allow the trained staff to operate this original system with a push of a button.
What better way to say welcome to your new incoming students than a fresh face lift to your auditorium. Our client, Rye Country Day School, wanted to do exactly that for the start of the 2015/2016 school year.
To show the school spirit that Rye Country embodies to each of its students and faculty they wanted their school emblem on display right up front in their auditorium. Instead of having one logo in the center as we have seen at many other facilities our client chose to use the logo as a repeat along the bottom finish of each panel.
The navy logo digitally printed directly on the 22oz Ice Blue Encore. The end result granted a classic feel to this show of school spirit.
We always are happy to hear from our good friends at the Lincoln Center Theater and this time was no exception. Like many of us do, the LCT crew was spending lots of time in the theatre (specifically in the house and audience seating areas) during technical rehearsals & load-ins/load-outs. It is necessary to keep their house seats tidy and protected during times of heavy house traffic. Both parties were able to come up with an inexpensive solution to doing just that.
60” wide Mystique Satin is a lightweight and cost effective way to prevent damage to your seating. It is also durable and fire retardant. It comes in over 150 color options on 100 yard rolls which makes this inexpensive fabric a great option. This material is also good for Austrian Curtains and other decorative draperies where adding a large volume of fabric fullness is the visual key. It is also perfect for Kabuki Drops where a lightweight fluttering reveal may be required. iWeiss has fabricated many successful items for both these applications.
Another great quality of Mystique Satin is that its full rolls can ship via UPS since the roll dimensions are a mere 63” x 8” x 8” and weigh approximately 45lbs each.
Looking for a way to section off seating areas for a more intimate production, performance, or event? Covering the seats for this purpose offers a nice visual appeal for your venue’s guests as well.
iWeiss recently completed a renovation at Marist College in the Music Building and Student Center Renovations.
The Nelly Goletti Theatre received all new Drapery, including a New House Curtain and Valance with a Full Stage Set of IFR Velour Masking. The new Choir, Symphony and Ensemble Rooms all required acoustic treatments that both provided function and blended well into the architecture.
In the Choir Room we installed twelve AcoustaCorp Acouroll Banners. The Symphony Room required floor to ceiling drapery to mask the large picture windows. To accomplish this we installed four iWeiss ViaTravelers with an iWeiss control station along with Custom Fabricated IFR Drapery to complete the acoustic properties. Ensemble room was outfitted with curtain tracks and IFR Drapery.
With beautiful architecture, our drapery, and all of the equipment, Marist College now has a fully functioning Music Building and Student Center.
An Austrian Curtain is fabricated as one piece and consists of multiple rows of scallops or swag. It is shirred along the top to provide a certain amount of horizontal fullness which determines the depth of each scallop. The scallops in turn can be created by shirring the fabric vertically along each row. Shirring provides small tight scallops. This combinations of vertical and horizontal fullness creates a very rich and dramatic effect.
An Austrian is typically rigged fly out in one piece or it may to gather up by means of cable running through rings sewn vertically to the back of the curtain along a predetermined number of lift lines. This is useful when there is no fly space.
Our ViaWinch is a prefect example of a automation solutions for an Austrian Curtain. You can incorporate a Standard (10) Lift Line Clew and easily operate a beautiful Austrian in your space.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to materials used for an Austrian Curtain. We have made them out of standard Velour, sheers, and satins, but have also made them out of RIBBONS and SILICON TUBING!