90th Academy Awards®

Orion is proud to be a fabrication partner to Swarovski® and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences®. For the 90th Academy Awards® presentation, designer Derek McLane introduced a glimmering proscenium made with Swarovski Active Panel which entails thousands of tiny crystals embedded onto a mirrored surface. The entire project contained over 45 million sparkling Swarovski crystals. Crystal has the amazing ability to bring in light, transforming a space into a sparkling rainbow of color. The crystallized facets are made up of varied geometric shapes covering roughly 1,750 square feet. Orion HD craftsmen were hard at work for over 3,250 hours to achieve the desired result. In addition to the proscenium, there were nine “Floating Oscars” in two sizes made with over 141,000 crystal beads strung on more than 3700 cables. See below for a video made by Swarovski about this project.