“Creating spaces for discovery and emotions has never been this important!” Founder and CEO Leigh Sachwitz
Berlin, 17.10.2020 — The Magenta Moon Campus Berlin by Deutsche Telekom invites visitors of all ages to discover trends and events in a playful way – and to rethink current education concepts. The immersive experience is open to the public at Berlin’s Leipziger Platz from October 17th to November 1st, 2020 and online with various interactive offers.
At the heart of it all is the event’s dazzling, immersive Magenta Moon Garden by flora&faunavisions. Designed to spark conversation around sustainability, tech and media skills in a playful and intuitive way, this interactive, walkthrough video installation comprises three distinct visual environments (Sunrise Garden, Moon Garden, Magenta Moon) enriched with intuitive, interactive real-time elements.
Check the experience and live streaming here: https://www.magentamoon.de/
Photo Credits: Ken Schluchtmann, diephotodesigner.de
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We are delighted to announce that flora&faunavisions has opened our first studio outside of Berlin, with a new location in the German city of Stuttgart. With flora&faunavisions south, we are excited to bring our iconic design even closer to our partners and clients in and across Southern Germany.
Our longstanding team member Kirsten Bayer takes over the role as Managing Director of flora&faunavisions south. With a background in media management and far-reaching expertise in innovative and technologically advanced design solutions, Kirsten has been a core member of our Creative Production and Conception team for over 11 years. She has shaped many of our most iconic projects including Olympus Perspective Playground, Here Technologies Space at CES Las Vegas, Mercedes Platz Opening Ceremony in Berlin and the Miss Fortune Opera at the Bregenzer Festspiele and most recently led the studio's new immersive work for the Hyundai Motorstudio in Korea.
In an interview with the ADC Germany, our Founder and CEO Leigh Sachwitz shares her vision on the stage design of the future, talks about her passion for spaces and explains what visual design for operas and toast with avocado have in common.
Check the full interview on the ADC Website: https://www.adc.de/2020/06/10/interview-mit-leigh-sachwitz/
Floornature, the digital architecture platform, launched a new podcast called - ALL GOOD VIBES - connecting new architectural horizons. A format on the redefinition of sustainable architecture, projects and space according to an augmented concept of beauty.
Check out the episode with our founder Leigh Sachwitz. Thanks for the opportunity and great talk!
Last week, the Hyundai Motorstudio Hanam reopened to the public. We are the proud designers of this new immersive experience.
Like a soothing oasis in the middle of the bustling shopping centre Starfield Hanam, our immersive media installation welcomes the visitors and invites them to embark on a poetic, emotional journey to experience the beauty of nature through the eyes of a Hydrogen molecule. Through the immersive 360° media installation and a fully revised interactive experience, visitors learn about the 4 elements that shape Hyundai’s full cell technology: Sun, Water, Energy and Clean Air, and understand the technology and the NEXO car, future sustainable lifestyle and the innovative vision of Hyundai Motor Company.
A full project documentation featuring on-site photos and video snippets as well as information about the technical complexity of the project, the use of software (Houdini, Unity etc) and some behind the scenes content will be featured on our website soon.
Client: Hyundai Motor Company
Lead Agency: Innocean Worldwide Inc
Visual & Experience Concept, Multimedia, Production, Interactive Development: flora&faunavisions
The jury meetings for this year’s ADC Festival “The Power of No!” are in full swing. Our founder and CEO Leigh Sachwitz is excited to discuss, review and judge all the wonderful works in the category of Communication in Space: Event Experience (Kommunikation im Raum - Exhibition Experience markenbezogen) with some bright brains of the
industry. In a new and digital format this year’s winners will be announced on Friday 15.05.2020 live on the ADC Facebook Page.
If you are wondering what Leigh and flora&faunavisions are up to right now - we are focusing on this amazing Opera Australia production of The Ring Cycle which will go on stage in November 2020 in Australia! flora&faunavisions is deep in the Wagner world creating the digital kinetic stage design for the most famous of all Operas. Richard Wagner´s - The Ring Cycle directed by Chen Shi-Zheng. This epic production will take the audience on an 15-hour journey over 4 nights.
This post kicks of a series of insights into this exciting production which you can follow on our website and social media channels over the coming months! Stay tuned for interviews, tech details and first snippets!
Photo Credits: Opera Australia
It was a pleasure to get virtual with so many of you! Our founder and CEO Leigh Sachwitz had a wonderful talk with Mio from Studio Waltz Binaire hosted by Julian from Retune. We thank everyone who joined our first virtual studio meeting and feel motivated by the creative spirit and inspiration in the community that was shared that night.
For anyone who missed the live talk please enjoy the recording: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/retune-studio-visit-38
Let’s get virtual! We are excited to announce that @retuneberlin is hosting their first virtual Studio Visit, tomorrow, on April 15th! For this special event, they invited us and @waltzbinaire to present our work and give a little insight into the current situation as designers during this pandemic.
Let's gather up virtually and have a nice chat, Wednesday 15 April, 7:30PM. Sign up and additional info on our Facebook Page.
In light of the current global events, flora&faunavisions would like to wish that all our friends, partners, clients and their families remain healthy and safe over the following weeks and months. It is important that we all look out for one another during these times.
flora&faunavisions has taken shape from over 20 years of exploring ideas and creating authentic design experiences and solutions across industries. Whilst we always test the boundaries of design and technology, flora&faunavisions is also adapting to the challenges brought by COVID-19 in this new and evolving world.
As a fully digitalised design studio, we are now moving into our second week of home office. We continue to remain available to all of our partners and clients throughout the week during our normal office hours of 9:30am-6:30pm, with all of our team and communications remaining the same.
flora&fauanvisions will continue as always with the creative motivation that has defined our design work since 1999. We look forward to sharing our innovative achievements over the following weeks and months.
Leigh and the flora&faunavisions team.
We are delighted to announce that our founder & CEO Leigh Sachwitz has been voted in as a jury member for the ADC Awards Show 2020 in the category of Communication in Space: Event Experience (Kommunikation Im Raum – Exhibition Experience markenbezogen).
flora&faunavisions was just in Tulum for the Solomun +1 performance with Maceo Plex! We were excited to have worked on the show concept for this epic show in Mexico.
To tell the story of Baracuta’s famous Harrington Jacket. flora&faunavisions collaborated with Jonathon Beck for Magnum Photos to create and produce a multimedia installation. This installation is inspired by a Magnum collection of timeless photographs and Baracuta brand assets which are shown through an elegant yet industrial-style immersive audio-visual installation.
This installation is currently exhibited in Milan at the WP Pop-up Store until 30th December 2019, before moving onto Florence. If you are in the city then why not check it out.
We are very excited to announce that flora&faunavisions has won the international pitch to renew the Hyundai Motorstudio Hanam in South Korea! The renewal of this exciting media architecture will focus on creating a truly immersive digital experience for visitors and will relaunch in April 2020! Stay tuned for more exciting news about this project.
It is a privilege to have donated to the Kinderkunst Art School, a place that helps children from the ages of 3-18 discover their creative power! Be inspired by the wonderful work that helps low-income families ignite their creative talents by also helping to raise funds for future scholarships here: https://www.startnext.com/freiraum-kunst
AND THE AWARD GOES TO... Lead Agency/Nest One. We are incredibly proud to announce that the project ‘Style Set Free’ by Hyundai Motors at the Milan Design Week 2019, has won the German Design Award in the category ‘Fair & Exhibition’ for the temporary brand exhibition.
With thanks to the lead agencies Nest One and INNOCEAN for the opportunity to work on this award winning project.
flora&faunavisions created an immersive, interactive, multi-sensory exhibition of light, colour and sound, as well as a constantly changing 3D sculpture of a futuristic car that formed the centrepiece of the installation.
Last week our flora&faunavisions team was on the road in Seoul, South Korea and in Tiflis, Georgia. Our team was working on exciting new projects that we cannot wait to share with you soon! Make sure you keep an eye on our social media channels and sign up to our newsletter to keep right up to date.
What an incredible night it was at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019! flora&faunavisions is proud that for the 6th year in a row we were responsible for the overall visual design which included the key visual, print design, stage and video content.
The nights winners included a list of international stars such as Billy Porter, Sharon Stone, Lewis Hamilton, Toni Kroos, Marius Müller-Westernhagen and Hape Kerkeling!
Our design was based on the history of the Berlin Wall. The use of colour and layering represents the diversity of the nights participants, guests of the show and the importance of the Berlin Wall. These visuals therefore set the perfect background for both this occasion and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
With thanks mach2media.
We are so pleased to welcome Rafael to our flora&faunavisions team here in Berlin. Rafael is joining our Creative Production team after spending the past 5 years working for Moment Factory, working in both creative production and business development. As a French Canadian, Rafael was born and raised in Montreal, moving to Berlin in last April after being drawn to the creativity that is so prevalent across the city. We are extremely happy to have someone with Rafael’s experience onboard, and we cannot wait to start working together on our upcoming projects.
flora&faunavisions is happy to be donating towards the #letlovegrow campaign with Marc O'Polo. Working with #PlantForThePlanet, for every Euro that is donated, a tree is planted for the Yucatán Reforestation project.
Working with our partners TUI Cruises, and in collaboration with the internationally renowned Circus Roncalli, flora&faunavisions developed stage content for performances on board ships within the TUI Cruises Mein Schiff fleet.
The multimedia stage design took the audience on a journey that explored over 40 years of history, focusing upon the circus and its founder Bernhard Paul, providing guests with an unprecedented entertainment programme.
Credits: TUI Cruises/Roncalli.
This week we welcome both the visionary Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng, and the New York designer Anita Yavich to our studio here in Berlin! Alongside Leigh and the flora&faunavisions team, we are working on our upcoming project next year in Australia, the opera production of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle.
There is a new store in town! For the opening of the new s.Oliver concept store in Stuttgart, flora&faunavisions was part of designing and producing content for the multimedia entrance installation. We created a visually eye-catching design especially for the store opening, which is based on the 50 year brand campaign of s.Oliver. Make sure you keep an eye out for further videos to follow.
"Mich kickt die Kombination aus Menschen, Orten und einer Audience."
Our founder Leigh Sachwitz is featured in the latest episode of the electronic music and lifestyle podcast by Telekom, 'Electronic Beats'. In this episode, Leigh has an entertaining and educative conversation about her experience in club design and its technological development through the use of light and video. This episode is now available to listen to online or to download on selected platforms, check it out on the Electronic Beats Podcast website.
flora&faunavisions is proud of our long-standing collaboration with the internationally renowned electronic music artist Solomun. We are honoured to have been responsible for creating the complete Solomun +1 visual experience. This included a custom programmed 3D adaptable visual identity, synchronised with lasers and projection-mapped onto multiple surfaces and custom-designed objects during all 21 Solomun +1 performances.
This immersive, high tech digital content experience elevated the Solomun shows with his special guests throughout his 2019 residency. Thank you very much to the German and Spanish team, especially Lars Murasch, for making this an unforgettable season.
We would like to share some incredibly exciting news about a new production that flora&faunavisions will be involved in next year. The Ring Cycle opera production will debut in 2020 in Australia. This futuristic digital kinetic stage design will take the audience on an epic 15-hour adventure over 4 nights, with performances exploring the legendary tale of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
After the amazing success of Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise earlier this year at The Shed in New York City, this opera will again be directed by the Chinese visionary Chen Shi-Zheng. flora&faunavisions and Leigh Sachwitz will be tasked with producing the digital kinetic stage design and video content for the four operas. Towering digital panels combined with astonishing costume design by New York designer Anita Yavich will create the ultimate immersive experience.
“Art is meant to disturb, science reassures”. We are proud to be listed as a feature in the ArtTech Magazine, as one of 20 international artists working on innovations in science and technology to transform artistic expression. Along with Studio Drift, Reife Anadol Studio, Leviathan, XRT, Andreas Refsgaard and Ouchhh we are the only German-based company. Thank you for featuring us.
Get into your dance mood! On Sunday, Solomun is inviting his special +1 guest Gerd Janson to his residency at Pacha, Ibiza. Check out the visual artwork and show design by flora&faunavisions.
What a brilliant show last week at Universal Music Germany! We are proud to have designed motion concept, stage design, content production and show direction for all divisions. We custom-designed individual staging ideas for 14 live performances of top international artists like Freya Ridings, Lewis Capaldi, Wanda, Donna Missal and many more.
Check out the new exhibition “No Photos On The Dancefloor Berlin 1989-today” presented by C/O Berlin opening tonight as part of the Berlin Art Week 2019. Next Thursday (9/19), our founder Leigh Sachwitz will participate in a panel discussion about the evolution of visuals in clubs and electronic music with Christopher Bauder and Marcel Weber.
Check out this visual for Solomuns residency at Pacha, Ibiza. Special +1 guest will be Moscoman this weekend. Visual artwork and show design by flora&faunavisions.
It was an absolute pleasure and very exciting to be part of this jury. Congratulations to all the winners, what an inspiring journey. Looking forward to the exhibition festival, 16.8.-1.9.2019.
We are halfway through the season and the party is still on with Solomun and his +1 guest Fango this weekend at Pacha, Ibiza! Visual artwork and show design by flora&faunavisions.
Check out this 7-PAGE feature about the making of our design project for the kung-fu musical Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at the wonderful new arts space The Shed in New York in the latest issue of Page Magazine. Thanks to PAGE!
What a blast! Check out our show design for the last weekend's world premier shown at Untold festival with Flying Steps and Danny Avila. Photo Credits: untold.com
Be prepared for the world premiere this Saturday! With our partners @flyingsteps featuring @dannyavila we will take you on a thrilling journey through 30 years of electronic music at UNTOLD festival! Expect a mind-blowing production & visuals! Light, Video and Visual Show Design by flora&faunavisions.
Only one week left to see Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at the SHED, NYC! Get a glimpse on what’s happening behind the scenes and get a ticket for one of the last shows on www.theshed.org !
Photo Credits: Stephanie Berger
Take a look at this epic summary of “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise” on www.theshed.org that will give you goosebumps for sure. Video design by Leigh Sachwitz / flora&faunavisions. Photo Credits: Stephanie Berger
Check out the new Event Design Yearbook 2019/2020 by av edition featuring four of our projects. Thanks to ABOUTKOKOMO, Wunderland and Anschutz Entertainment Group for your trust!
We are over the moon about the thrilling world premiere of “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise” at the Shed, NYC. Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise is a kung fu musical co-conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with songs by Sia and choreography by Akram Khan and Video Design by Leigh Sachwitz/flora&faunavisions. Shows running from June 22 to July 7. Check out tickets at theshed.org. Photos by Stephanie Berger.
Dynoro just released some new tunes!
Check out Dynoro & Ilkay Sencan’s new Summer Hit “Rockstar”. flora&faunavisions was happy to develop the visual concept and all motion & graphic design for the new single.
flora&faunavisions just got back from Barcelona and we wanna share this successful project with you!
We designed and produced a 10k pixel, 360° seamless projection with a diameter of 12m and 7m height. It functioned as a setting for a Rodan & Fields Dinner Experience by LDJ Production, New York in cooperation with Creative Technology UK, London. Enjoy some impressions of this beautiful 3 hour show in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
This is a MUST-READ for you! Check out some exciting facts about the upcoming world premiere "Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise" at The Shed. We are so excited to debut this new musical we’ve been working on as the Video Designer. Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise is a kung fu musical co-conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with songs by Sia and choreography by Akram Khan.
It´s getting hot in here - putting the final touches to the video design for the world premiere of Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise @theshedny and we are so excited to debut this new project we’ve been working on as the Video Designer. The show is a kung fu musical about a secret sect in Flushing, Queens that possesses the magical power to extend human life, and the twin brother and sister caught in the struggle to control it.
And the party continues…Solomun meets Adriatique as his special +1 guest at Pacha tonight in Ibiza. flora&faunavisions is visually responsible for his permanent show and all the artwork around the island for his residency at Pacha, Ibiza.
Last night, we kicked off the realtime visual performance for Solomun’s gig at Diynamic Outdoor in Barcelona.
Visual design produced and performed by flora&faunavisions.
Check out www.youtube.de today! You will find our motion design for Calvin Harris, Sony Music on the landing page.
Take a look behind the scenes! Leigh and the team are working around the clock preparing the finishing touches to the video design for the world premiere of Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise.
Check out the trailer for Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, a kung fu musical co-conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with songs by Sia and choreography by Akram Khan. StudioLeighSachwitz and flora&faunavisions are delighted to design for this special premiere at the Shed, NYC.
Greeting from Ibiza!
We’re so excited to see our creative work for Solomun +1 come to life last night at Pacha, the iconic club.
In this first event of the seasons’s 21 planned club nights, the techno bliss of Solomun and DJ Koze combined with our other-worldly motion graphics, props and costumes, will be transporting the crowds to a utopian technoid planet!
The DJ line up for this year’s Solomun +1 series at Pacha is truly incredible. Be sure to check it out!
We nailed it, twice! This time at the Art Director’s Club..
We’re super excited to announce that we’ve won two further awards for our project for Miele, this time at the Art Director’s Club on Friday night. Along with lead agency Wunderland Schweiz, flora&faunavisions was awarded a silver nail in the category Exhibition Experience markenbezogen - Craft for the immersive spatial design completed for Miele at Fuorisalone, 2018, and a bronze nail in the category Event Experience - Craft for the same project. We are so grateful for this 3rd and 4th! award this year for our project for Miele (the others being a silver BrandEX Award and the XAVER award), and would like to extend a great thank you to Wunderland Schweiz for creating this incredible opportunity by involving us in this project.
It’s a win! After last night’s exciting ceremony, we’re thrilled to announce that Wunderland Schweiz (Lead Agency) and flora&faunavisions took home the XAVER-Award 2019 for our media installation for Miele at the Salone del Mobile Milan, 2018. The Swiss award for excellence in live communication was awarded for our immersive, walk-in and expansive 360° multi-media experience. A very big thanks to lead agency Wunderland for creating this fantastic opportunity!
We are absolutely over the moon to announce one of our most exciting projects coming in June 2019:
As a continuation of our longterm collaboration with director, Chen Shi-Zheng, StudioLeighSachwitz is thrilled to be designing the video content for the world debut of “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise”. The futuristic kung fu musical, co-conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with songs by Sia and choreography by Akram Khan, will be part of the opening line-up for the new multifunctional space „The Shed“, opening this April in New York city.
flora&faunavisions introduces the new website for Under My Spell.
We designed and creative coded a website for the Artist Consulting and Management Agency.
Check it out in the World Wide Web: undermyspell.org
Proud to present this digital architecture. Working with MESO Digital Interiors, flora&faunavisions designed & produced all the large scale seamless videos for HERE Technologies @ CES Las Vegas.
Come and visit HERE over the next few days.
flora&faunavisions started the new year with a boom! For Solomun and his special guest Dixon, we created show concept and design at the tropical venue Zamna Tulum, Mexico.
For this year's GQ Men of the Year Award ceremony at the Komische Oper Berlin, flora&faunavisions established the new key visual which presented this year's awardees in a glamorous setting. We designed all video content for the award show, the TV package and the immense outdoor LED wall welcoming the guests.
We used the kinetic LED video walls to put stars like Orlando Bloom, Donatella Versace, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dries van Noten in the perfect spotlight and highlight performances such as Severjia with 'Zu Asche zu Staub' or German singer Herbert Grönemeyer on stage.
Closing the Season for Solomun+1 at Pacha Ibiza was a blast or is still a blast somewhere over the rainbow. Thanks to Solomun (Official) and his management, Pacha, Lars Murasch and Chris Moylan for the trustfulness.
Come and enjoy our latest big multimedia production for the opening of the Mercedes Platz on Saturday, October 13, 7:30 pm
During the day, visitors can get a first impression of the diverse offers of Mercedes Platz, take a look behind the scenes and enjoy the entertainment offer for old and young alike.
The all-day program will be finished off with an evening highlight - an official opening ceremony with a thrilling multimedia installation by flora&faunavisions: video projection, light, sound, music and water will come together for an impressive 15min show to christen the Mercedes Platz for Berliners and visitors alike. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are happy to announce that our founder Leigh Sachwitz was elected as jury member for the design competition "Gute Gestaltung 19" by Deutscher Designer Club (DDC) in the category "IDENTITY".
Wow, look at that! flora&faunavisions is proud to appear on the cover page of this years’ Eventdesign Yearbook by avedition with the impressive project "Olympus Perspective Playground in Berlin (2017)“. Along with that you will find a big article about the Playground as well as Maybelline’s Hot Trends Exhibition last year.
Content production on a tripartite kinetic surface for BMW Group Culture in beautiful Basel during the Art Basel 2018. Produced by flora&faunavisions
This year in March, flora&faunavisions proudly presented a new version of INSIDEOUT at the wonderful space of INKED during Dubai Art Week. Take some minutes to read this beautiful review published in the current issue of CANVAS Magazine...
Sex, Drugs and Rock’n Roll! Tonight the musical „Rock of Ages“ will premiere at Theater Ulm. Here are some impressions of this wild story about love, dreams and music. Motion content by flora&faunavisions. Photo Credits by Jean-Marc Turmes
Tonight Solomun (Official) and is playing with his special +1-guest Lawrence / Official. Come to Pacha, Ibiza and enjoy the stunning show! Production and Visual Design by flora&faunavisions
Get into your rave mood! Tonight Paul Kalkbrenner is playing live at WCD Pool Sessions in Frankfurt. His live performance shows a mixed live direction including 6 cameras. Concept, light/video design and live production by flora&faunavisions
We are proud to have designed the new stage objects for the upcoming DIYNAMIC FESTIVAL. Kicking off last friday in Amsterdam. Check out our infinity mirrored stage objects which link up to the lighting system and play video content. Customised, designed and produced by flora&faunavisions
It's like the beat never stops at Solomun+1 party season. Enjoy this stunning light installation every Sunday at Pacha, Ibiza. Produced by flora&faunavisions
flora&faunavisions is delighted to be creating motion content for the Musical “Rock of Ages” that takes you right back into the wild, loud and flamboyant 80ies.
Stay tuned for the German premiere at Theater Ulm on the 7th of June!
We are proud to have been part of the huge and successful launch ceremony of the new „Mein Schiff 1“ by TUI Cruises. In collaboration with the lead agency Ins Glück we were responsible for the design and content production of a 125 square meter LED screen covering the pool deck.