Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Lorne Levitt

The Montreal-based designer on tying everyday items into decor.

“One of the co-chairs for the [Silver Anniversary Daffodil Ball] was a big-wig from Rio Tinto, one of the big producers of aluminum foil. So my immediate instinct was to find a way to include their product in the silver anniversary. I designed a 150-foot by-20-foot ceiling structure that would feature an abstract wave of silver foil panels. A combination of L.E.D. wash lights and moving spots would bring it to life throughout the event. Hundreds of man-hours were spent cutting and crumpling foil panels and smoothing them back out in pre-production. Miles of foil were used.”
“One of the co-chairs for the [Silver Anniversary Daffodil Ball] was a big-wig from Rio Tinto, one of the big producers of aluminum foil. So my immediate instinct was to find a way to include their product in the silver anniversary. I designed a 150-foot by-20-foot ceiling structure that would feature an abstract wave of silver foil panels. A combination of L.E.D. wash lights and moving spots would bring it to life throughout the event. Hundreds of man-hours were spent cutting and crumpling foil panels and smoothing them back out in pre-production. Miles of foil were used.”
Photo: Courtesy of Total Events

Lorne Levitt Headshot 2016Photo: Courtesy of Total EventsBorn and raised in Montreal, Levitt began to focus on lighting design and technical production while working for a local concert production firm. In 1993, he, along with his business partner, started Total Events (@totalmtl). Since then, the event designer has used his creative background and extensive experience in lighting design, sound production, and art and music education to blend technical and creative aspects of events into award-winning productions.


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