German stage designer selected to design Eurovision 2015 stage!
National broadcaster of Austria, ORF, has revealed their choice for stage designer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
The man in charge of creating the Vienna stage will be 46 year-old Munich native Florian Wieder!
Florian is no stranger to Eurovision stages, having designed the 2011 stage, when the contest took place in his home country Germany. When the show moved to Azerbaijan the following year, Florian was asked to return to create the Baku stage.
According to ORF, the 2015 theme “Building Bridges” will play a part in the design of the stage, but it is not known if they mean it literally or figuratively. In 2013, we saw how a bridge could be used in the production of a Eurovision, when SVT incorporated one into the opening and interval acts.
Besides Eurovision, Florian has a wide experience of creating sets for TV, having created for just about every big German TV-show, from the Bambi Awards and The Voice to Wetten, Dass..? and Schlag den Raab.
His designs have also extended beyond the German borders, having created stages for the British and American versions of Got Talent and The X Factor, along with MTV award shows. On the concert level, Florian has created stages for Robin Williams, U2, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez.
His awards include an Emmy for the production design of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
Florian’s design company Wieder Design has offices in both Munich and Los Angeles.