Moments ago, NPO, AVROTROS, and NOS have revealed the stage design for Eurovision 2020, which will be designed once again by Florian Weider. He has designed the stage for the past few Eurovision Song Contests.
‘Flat, minimalist and modern’
When Rotterdam was announced as the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the organizers have publicly mentioned about taking a minimalistic approach to hosting the contest. Staying true to their word, they have kept this approach to the design of the stage.
Florian Weider has mentioned about trying to bring the artists close to the audience as much as possible:
The design shows the connection between the sky, the sea and the land. The horizon links these elements and that horizon will work as a window to open up the world of Eurovision 2020. The floor plan of the stage is inspired by the canals and bridges that connect land and water in the Netherlands. With this design, we want to bring the artists as close as possible to the audience.Florian Weider on the design of the Eurovision 2020 stage.
In addition to the above, Florian also talked about that inspiration behind the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, and how happy he is about the end result.
I was inspired by the unique characteristics of Dutch Design. Based on that, I wanted to create an unconventional, minimalist and modern concept for next year’s show. I am very happy that the Dutch public broadcaster has been so openminded and has enthusiastically embraced this design. As far as I’m concerned, this is a new chapter in stage design, a wish I have had for a long time.Florian on the inspiration behind the Eurovision 2020 stage
Green Room to return to the main arena
After not being featured in this year’s competition, it has been confirmed that the Green Room will indeed return to the main arena, a move that will make the audience connected the artists.
Innovative, Modest and Functionally Smart
Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Sieste Bakker showed his support with the stage design. He talked about how it fits perfectly well with the concept being planned for next year’s show.
“The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and interval acts and during the voting results. We’ll present an innovative stage design, grand in its simplicity and yet full of surprises. The designer has perfectly translated this wish into his design.” Wieder has designed the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest for the past 3 years. “While his experience is clearly reflected in this design, he knows how to surprise.Sieste Bakker on Florian Weider and the Eurovision 2020 stage
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