Madame Tussauds Budapest - Curtains for Installations
The capital's attraction will feature 51 lifelike wax figures of international and Hungarian celebrities, with 17 Hungarians among them.
We were commissioned to create the installations for the figures; we had to make curtains for 4 installations in the exhibition.
We contributed to the following celebrity dioramas: Ferenc Liszt, Mihály Munkácsy, Harry Houdini, Jimmy Zámbó
It is a great and complex task to work together with other designers and contractors in order to achieve a harmonious overall result.
At the same time, it was a challenge to work with all the disciplines simultaneously, which was no easy task in terms of textile protection.
Before the curtains were designed and sewn, the selection of materials took several months. A lot of curtain material samples were viewed by the customer.
Several installations required manual sewing, which increased the production time.
► For a project, it means a lot that we can build on our previous experience and draw from it.
However, in the case of Madame Tussauds Budapest — although it is also a building site where we have to place our installation — it was far from easy, given that there was no precedent for opening a museum of this type in Hungary.
Thus the extras that add that extra something to our materials that makes our work stand out had to be implemented here with a higher level of creativity, which we hope we have fully achieved.
► Finally, we had a few weeks to sew the covers and curtains, during which time we were out on site several times to observe the construction of the exhibition and to keep track of the changes.
Using information gathered and regularly updated on the spot, we have modified the finished products in our sewing room.
With very little time to solve the unexpected, several colleagues from the sector were involved in solving the challenges.
► The following *Gerriets curtain materials have been used in the installations:
Brillant - gold colour
Brillant - red colour
► Project location: Madame Tussauds Budapest
Madame Tussauds Budapest offers a unique experience and entertainment for the general public in the heart of the capital, on the lower level of the Palazzo Dorottya, a magnificent historic building, on 2000 square metres.
The tourist attraction, created in cooperation between the rights holder Merlin Entertainments and Dorottya Experience Kft, presents wax figures of international and Hungarian celebrities, A-list music and sports legends, and famous world leaders in an interactive and iconic environment, with incredibly lifelike depictions.
► About Madame Tussauds
For more than 250 years, Madame Tussauds has been inviting people onto the red carpet to get closer to the people they admire or fear.
With more than 22 attractions among the world's top tourist destinations, the company is committed to giving millions of visitors the chance to meet in person everyone from A-listers to music legends, sporting heroes and famous world leaders.
Today, they continue to work with a generation of global icons to create stunningly lifelike characters and offer exciting, interactive experiences that bring visitors as close to fame as possible.
Address: 1051 Budapest, Dorottya utca 6.
Source: The official website of Madame Tussauds Budapest.
► *Gerriets is a constantly growing company, present in 19 countries with its subsidiaries and distributors. Since its establishment in 1946 Gerriets has become a professional company serving stage, event, and exhibition needs.
Its activity branches out to every area: production of curtains, sheeting, scenic materials, ultrawide textiles, horizontal fabrics, decorative fabrics, stage velvets, effect materials, stage equipment, for example curtain-moving rail systems.
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