Stufish were pleased to be invited to design the National Television Awards for the third year running. Staged in London’s O2 Arena, and broadcast live on ITV, this year’s 25th anniversary show celebrated the best of UK television as voted for by the public.
The concept behind the design is the idea of broadcast, with a strong radial energy emanating from the center of the stage out into the arena.
Building on a theme from the preceding NTA shows, the 2020 set again made use of bright hues and petal like shapes.
The asymmetric sunburst like form surrounded the stage in a vortex of colour. An LED video screen backdrop extended this into the digital realm and brought the form to life in the background of the close-up shots that made up most of the live broadcast.
Linear LED lights within the set allowed it to wave and ripple with colour throughout the show in response to video content on the screen.
Parametric modelling was used to generate and optimize the design in order to maximize the scale and impact of the sculptural form within the available budget.
A lightweight design using near-transparent scenic nets was again used to allow for the appearance of a form floating in space.
After the show, the majority of the colourful scenic elements were donated to a charity that provides art and craft resources to local schools.