James Beard Awards

For the third year in a row, Chicago Scenic Studios has built and installed the custom staging elements for the James Beard Awards, an annual award ceremony presented by the James Beard Foundation for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education in the United States.

Designed by Urma Hardjakusumah, the simple yet beautiful design featured seven floor to ceiling set pieces. The ladder and window shade like structures were created from wire and long, tubular pieces made from Polygal, the same material that is used to build green houses.

Chicago Scenic was also responsible for creating several break out areas behind the scenes.