Many years ago we designed and built a set for ESPN. While we were setting it up in their studio, a constant stream of people came and watched us work. Over and over they said, “This is really nice.” Small groups of 2-3 people watched all day. The station manager and upper administration came by and they praised our work too. We were pleasantly stunned! We have always been proud of our work and we usually get compliments. However, this was over and beyond more compliments than ever and they were from a highly valued source.
Then we stepped back, looked at our work and wondered, “What on earth do they like so much?”
It was clear to see that everyone loved the curved back wall. Our 10-foot tall wall that was only 1″ thick and about 24-feet long- curving slightly was the star of the show. It was covered with perforated aluminum and translucent acrylics. Light streamed through the wall. It was tall, thin and commandingly graceful. It dawned on us that simplicity is the key ingredient that makes our sets beautiful.
What we did not realize then is that we had made a big discovery. It would change the direction of Gelbach Designs, and in turn, lead to TVsetdesigns. We didn’t even take any decent pictures of this set. However, the Curve Wall Frame was born.
From Walk-On Role to Supporting Actor
The Curve Wall Frame is now an essential ingredient to our sets. Small studios are transformed with 2-3 Curved Wall Frames while large studios use many Curved Wall Frames in conjunction with Flat Wall Frames of various widths. The different materials we use to cover all of our frames make it possible to have countless different looks and configurations.
We keep Curve Wall Frames, 8 feet, 9 feet and 10 feet tall, in stock. We make custom heights also. Our Strong Sets are made of Curve Wall Frames with a couple of columns. The Curve Wall Frames are light enough to be easy to carry yet strong enough to climb on. Most of our clients install the sets themselves. Most of our Wall Frames are 40 inches wide so that 3 of them can bolt together to make 10 feet across. Large sets can pack into 1 easy to ship crate.
Our Wall Frames are all created in house. They are powder coated with metallic silver paint which is as durable as car paint. We use velcro to secure different finishes to the fronts and backs of the Wall Frames.
The Curve Wall Frames can transform any space into a studio and impact the quality of your broadcast.