Over the last two years, Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Centre, also known as Stockholmsmässan has invested in 48 Robe moving lights – 36 Robe VIVAs and 12 Robe DL4S profiles.
Head of Production, Fredrik Zetterberg and his team used the 2016 LLB expo (a trade show for audio, video and lighting), as an opportunity to light the main bar area with a selection of different Robe fixtures, giving the chance to see and try out a few options in situ. From this, a more refined moving light wish-list emerged which had an LED source requirement right at the top.
Fredrik explained:”Fixtures are on 10 hours a day or more for shows and we needed economical and green to run lighting, a small, straightforward, lightweight fixture with a good punch was the criteria”.
Whilst they were having these initial discussions about the choice of lightsource; Robe Lighting developed and launched the first generation VIVA product.
For all extracurricular type of events, they need to be able to pattern and texture different fabric dressing making up the bar and cafe areas and soft goods with lighting effects.
“VIVA is a really impressive choice and great for these special tasks,” stated Fredrik.
In recent years Stockholmsmässan has experienced 20% annual growth, and having the Robe fixtures onboard – buying into an internationally recognised brand that is popular and perceived as a market leader gives potential for external rentals.
As well as numerous expositions which include The Furniture Fair that utilises around 3,000
metres of trussing and 3,000 lights and an annual car / motorcycle show that consumes 3000 plus points and keeps a rigging crew of 70-80 working around the clock