Tokyo Nights is the latest incarnation of the hugely successful multi award winning food, drink and music pop-up, Night Tales. This week’s blog takes a look at The Halo Group’s most recent production project for the event’s organisers, Background Bars and Red Gallery.
This year’s delivery has seen an evolution of the Night Tales concept, complete with a fresh creative direction and a continued commitment to high production values and originality.
To set the scene, on arrival guests are instantly transported to the back streets of Tokyo complete with a bespoke light box entrance sign, neon detailing, authentic typography and Japanese street art, all applied to the architectural features by our production team.
Winding through the alleyways, the urban theme continues with this year’s main feature installation in the downtown courtyard, “The Love Hotel”. The Love Hotel provides a kitsch, seedy undertone and showcases our art team’s scenic painting techniques to recreate the look and feel of chipped plaster, rusty metals and other distressed elements which interplay with traditional street signage to create a fully immersive and authentic environment.
Inside, wallpapered walls, mosaic detail, oversize beds and seating booths provide a further level of comfort for guests.
A series of individually styled street food vendors line the main strip, adding to the neon metropolis look and feel. With a range of gourmet, pan-asian inspired dishes on offer, the street food area is a popular feature at Tokyo Nights.
Across site and in stark contrast to downtown, we have also created a more traditional Japanese-style two story structure, which features two bars across the two levels. 100s of stunning hanging lanterns traverse the fascia to create impact, whereas the interior features, light wood finishes, back lit screens and low level seating. A simple red, white and black colour palette dominates our design.
Tokyo Nights is a multi disciplinary creative project which employs the skills of many of our specialist staff and partners, from our in-house designers and creative team through to our scenic painters, prop makers, production crew and even our specialist structure riggers. We are very proud of this year’s delivery, we hope you can join us this winter and see for yourself.
Night Tales –Tokyo Nights runs from October 29th 2015 for eight weeks. There are eight private Ryokans (Japanese houses), all available for private hire and six new food partners serving a mix of Asian and other cuisines.