Here at id-iom we love a good challenge so when we’re given less than a week to go from initial meeting to completed walls we can’t help but jump at the chance. After getting the call we head down to the newly renamed and imminently opening Rah Rah Room on Piccadilly to check out exactly we’ve got to work with. A quick look round allows us to identify a couple of walls that could do with some id-iom style attention and we then have a swift discussion about what kind of vibe they’ll be going for. Which, it turns out, is a burlesque/cabaret feel as it’s to be the new home of the infamous Madame JoJo’s. Armed with this information as inspiration we head back to the lab and commence some feverish research and design work.
We must both have been thinking similar thoughts as we both produced designs drawing inspiration from the art deco and art nouveau styles of design. We clearly had the bit between our collective teeth as we pulled out a dozen or so designs to choose from which we promptly sent over.
The beautiful work of Alponse Mucha was heavily drawn on for the inspiration behind this piece. His work is very sophisticated and clean looking and suits the new club perfectly. With only a couple of days to get prepared it’s then straight onto painting. The somewhat complicated design led to a few moments of hair pulling which is never good as I seem to be misplacing it quicker than it grows back. Finally however it was all but completed and the only thing left to do was apply some jewels to her outfit and eye so it all really sparkles in the light as you come down the stairs. Mission accomplished.