HED KANDI

Beautiful fairytale props and costumes from Area 51 helped transform a famous club on Ibiza.

Being given the job of making one of the world's most beautiful clubs look even better is no easy task but Area 51's celebrated capability to meet any challenge resulted in a quite stunning achievement at Hed Kandi. 

An elaborate and bespoke collection of stunning set props adorned the acclaimed club-land giant's 2013 summer season set up at the luxurious Es Paradis club on the white island.

Centred around a 'Once Upon A Time' theme of fantasy and fascination, the project was intended to send partying punters down the rabbit hole into a world of imagination, luxury and make believe magic at the club which is sited on the western side of the island at San Antonio de Portmany.

Included in the collection were 18 giant creeper columns, a gorgeous entrance archway, a DJ booth and stand that was re-sculpted to look like a Pandora's box complete with LED strip lighting plus a special aerial rig containing a delightful throne-like chair for the resident saxophonist who could then be winched high above the audience while performing live.

Beautiful water features and giant one metre wide balls plus giant creepers that hung from the ceiling were also incorporated alongside an agglomeration of miscellaneous fantasy creatures and plants to further beautify the luxury set.

As well as the scenery, a cluster of 18 costumes for resident dancers were created at the Area 51 workshop.

All scenery and costumes were then exported to the Mediterranean island by lorry to be assembled within a day by the Area 51 tech team ahead of the 17-week run by Hed Kandi. The Warwickshire firm also dispatched a seamstress who went along to carry out alterations to the dancers' costumes so they were bespoke for each individual performer.