Shade for a Stage

Floresta Stage – Waking Life Festival. Crato, Portugal

In collaboration with Barbara Puglar Oponible (Arqeas) and Mafalda Fernandes (Studio Bamboo Maf) to design 200 m2 of shade to cover the Main Stage in the Waking Life Forest.
Vertical juta panels were hung between bamboo spines which were connected to seven bamboo towers. Each set of juta sails we aligned in circles around one of the seven towers. The result was a large, beautifully hung ceiling which created movement and volume in the air.

Stage design and execution:
Barbara (Puglar Oponible) and Mafalda Fernandes
With the Floresta Team: Fernando Monteiro, Marta, Zé, Tilo, Paco, Nicole, Daniel, Benjamin Wacher (Lights).
Waking Life Production : Lucas, Louis, Jens, Ellen and Romex

Floresta Shade and Stage Sails, Waking Life Festival - Crato, Portugal (July 19) Image : Mafalda Fernandes

Organisation of bamboo and construction of bamboo towers

Construction of bamboo tower

Looking up into bamboo tower

Floresta Shade and Bamboo Towers (July 19)
Image : Mafalda Fernandes

Floresta Shade and Bamboo Towers (July 19)
Image : Mafalda Fernandes

Floresta Shade and Bamboo Towers (July 19)
Image : Mafalda Fernandes

Floresta Shade and Bamboo Towers (July 19)
Image : Mafalda Fernandes

Floresta Shade and Bambo Towers (July 19)
Image : Mafalda Fernandes

Floresta Shade and Bambo Tower (July 19)
Image : Mafalda Fernandes