Coldstream firm light up Rihanna’s stage

HER new album is called ‘Loud’ and that’s exactly how Rihanna is singing the praises of Coldstream’s Universal Fibre Optics.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 14th April 2011, 10:00 am

The firm are no stranger to A-listers, having previously designed pieces for Jim Carrey’s LA home and blockbuster ‘Titanic’, but they scored arguably their biggest gig to date when their specially designed fibre optic curtain provided the backdrop for Rihanna’s headline making Brits performance back in February.

And it looks like the Coldstream company’s association with one of music’s biggest stars isn’t going to end there. Not only did the Barbados-born singer describe their creation as “beautiful and unbelievable” she also requested that it be bought for her future use.

And this week a spokesperson for Universal Fibre Optics said there was “a very good chance” that the curtain would be going on the road with Rihanna later in the year when she embarks on her ‘Loud’ tour which comes to the UK in October.

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Blackout, the staging company who put Rihanna’s BRits performance together, have shipped the fibre optics to a storage unit in the UK, and now everyone at UFO, especially the man behind the dazzling display, Konrad Moller, is hoping they’ll be lighting up the songtress’ stage once again in the near future.

Detailing the work that went on behind the scenes, Konrad told The Berwickshire News: “I’d got to know Blackout six to eight months before the Rihanna performance and they approached us nearer the time saying they would need a lot of fibre- 40,000 metres to be exact.

“Various conversations took place between myself and their representatives and I told them that fibre glows when it’s struck so it was case of putting our heads together to come up with a design that would work best on stage.”