Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sex And The City 2 - Interior Photos of After-Party

Following up on Tuesday's post regarding the after-party for the premiere of Sex And The City 2, I'd like to share a few interior photos of our tent at Lincoln Center.  15/40 Productions and designer Thomas Ford did an amazing job!

A description from today's article on

Following the screening for 5,000 guests, a whittled down crowd of 1,200 walked amid hundreds of lanterns to enter the tent, which was fashioned to look like—as Charlotte's daughter Lily says in the film—Jasmine and Aladdin's palace. Inspired by Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda's Abu Dhabi vacation, the after-party channeled the city's light and architecture via 600 feet of 20-foot-tall sets that 15/40 built in Los Angeles and transported across the country in three semi trucks.

Inside, designer Thomas Ford helmed the decor, coming up with a look that fell in line with the Arabian Nights theme, but also reflected the film's high-octane glamour. The stars of the night congregated in the raised V.I.P. areas, where Ultrasuede seating in gold, sand, and cream tones mixed with turquoise patterned art hanging on the draped walls. Oscar Mora provided the obligatory pops of pink with some 25,000 floral stems, which were flown in by the Colombian Floral Syndicate, taking up an entire plane.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sex And The City 2 - The After Party

The much anticipated movie, Sex And The City 2 premiered in New York City last night.  So what does that have to do with a tent company's blog you may ask?  EVERYTHING!

Well, maybe not everything but the actors, actresses and other celebrities who attended the After Party at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, partied under one of Stamford Tent's large structures, such as the one shown below at the same location.

Sarah Jessica Parker is shown to the left, entering the party with husband Matthew Broderick right by her side.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Advantages of Proper Engineering

I'd like to share an article from the latest issue of InTents, an industry periodical. The article speaks to the importance of engineered temporary structures such as those that Stamford Tent & Event Services provide to our clients every day. Engineered structures are becoming more commonplace than in recent past...and rightly so. The safety of our clients and that of their guests is of utmost importance.

One of the owners of Stamford Tent who is also the Director of Operations, Brian Rieke, was interviewed for the article.

Click HERE for article.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Red Carpet Event at The Met

Last evening, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosted the Costume Institute Gala; attracting a galaxy of stars for the event including one of the hosts, Oprah Winfrey, shown below with Oscar de la Renta. The photo shows the entrance to the museum which was completely enclosed and sheltered from the elements, courtesy of Stamford Tent & Event Services. The elegant entrance served as a runway of sorts; an opportunity for some of the most beautiful people in the world to ‘strut their stuff’ in front of photographers. This year’s theme celebrated American women,“American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”.

Where the top table price was $250,000, some other notable guests were Diane Lane, Naomi Campbell, Kate Hudson, Jessica Biehl, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Sara Jessica Parker, Ivanka Trump, Jessica Alba, Vera Wang, Anne Hathaway and Brooke Shields, to only name a few.

Stamford Tent also provided the stage where Lady GaGa performed.
Raul Avila’s amazing d├ęcor and the dramatic lighting from Frost Lighting helped create an awe inspiring event that won’t soon be forgotten by the attendees.