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When Hollywood kings gather at Union Station in Los Angeles for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards this weekend, they will be faced with a venue that has been aesthetically and logistically transformed. David Rockwell from the Rockwell Group is designing this year’s Oscars. Rockwell will be the production designer for the awards show (the architect / designer previously designed sets for the Oscars twice).
The awards show seating is kept intimate, an ode to the academy’s first ceremonies and a necessity amid the pandemic. The seating area in the large Union Station ticket hall is multi-story and has a number of custom coffee tables and chairs. A bespoke, Oscar-inspired lamp will serve as the centerpiece of each table.
The ticket hall is sumptuously adorned with Art Deco chandeliers, inlaid marble floors, and hand-painted mission tiles.
The center of the excitement, a thrust stage, consists made of rich, inlaid wood. There are built-in LED lights everywhere and a huge velvet curtain with oversized, matching tassels behind the stage. The glitz and glamor continues outside thanks to an outdoor seating area with a colorful, tiled fountain and benches shaded by jacaranda trees.
To see Rockwell’s stunning designs live, turn on the Oscars when the awards show 8 p.m. EST and will air on Sunday, April 25th.