And the Winner Is…

For the second year in a row, David Rockwell has taken on the set design for the Academy Awards—and, also for the second year in a row, it will feature an enormous cascading curtain of Swarovski crystals (92,000 to be exact). Otherwise, the 2010 set will eschew last year’s black-and-blue palette for a brighter, more streamlined look. The glowing white stage covered with circular patterns (and featuring a series of three rotating platforms) evokes, to our eyes, a modern take on a retro style—like a Sixties-era game show, but with considerably more bling. Check out one more rendering after the jump.

Oscar-2010-Tight-Shot-StageRelated: In 2006, we looked at how David Rockwell brought his unique brand of stagecraft to Nobu 57, in New York. Last month, Rockwell speculated on the future of hospitality for our What’s Next issue.

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