SS BISCUIT TREE HOUSE FOR THE DO LAB STAGE AT COACHELLA 2015
Coachella, CA // Music Festival Tree House Stage Installation // 2015
For the Coachella Valley Music Festival near Palm Springs, CA, Hunter Leggitt Studio was invited by The Do LaB of Los Angeles to design and build a temporary tree house, napkin sketch to completion in four days for the stage's front of house.
Inspired by the main stage's design, named the 'Big Fish' from it's whale-like skeletal form, HLS created the SS Biscuit to represent the fabled ship sailing into the belly of the beast. Entirely suspended from the tree, the structure is supported by 20, impermanent rigged points from branches.
The tree house / boat held the stage's sound and lighting technicians, photographers, and served as the best seats in the packed house.
Photos: Daniel Zetterstrom
Production Designer / Project Manager - Hunter Leggitt
Lead Carpenter - David Ede
Lead Rigger / Tree House Expert - JP Chapman
Assistant Carpenter - Sam Titone
Assistant Technical Designer - Fui Srivikorn
Assistant Designer / Builder - Laylo Raney
Decor / Set Painter - Michaela Devon Kary
Set Painters - Shawni Birds, Christy Shaw, Jeffrey Russell
Builder - Elliott Shuffle
Lighting - Travis Johnson
SS Biscuit Build Team
(L to R) JP Chapman, Sam Titone, Laylo Raney, Michaela Devon Kary, Hunter Leggitt, Elliott Shuffle, David Ede (not in photo) Fui Srivikorn, Travis Johnson