Designersblock redesigns The Lexington’s backstage

The backstages of music venues are known to be perennially run-down, gloomy cocoons of decay, that smell like wee.

The redesigned backstage at the Lexington
The redesigned backstage at the Lexington

Some might argue that this is part of their charm, but the reality is that performers want somewhere comfortable and memorable where they can get ready, relax and enjoy.

Ticketing service Eventbrite has brought together Designersblock and north London venue The Lexington for a special project to redesign its backstage area.

The redesigned backstage at the Lexington
The redesigned backstage at the Lexington

The layout has been reimagined to maximise space. There’s a fridge for refreshments of course, a vanity area with mirror and lighting, booth style seating for relaxing, storage for guitars and private lockers.

Scottish design studio Timorous Beasties, which has a London showroom just round the corner from the Lexington, has provided the wall covering.

The Lexington before Designersblock arrived
The Lexington before Designersblock arrived

Lighting, which includes Garland shades from Studio Tord Boontje, gives different lighting options for different times of the day and has been chosen to give ‘a touch of glamour’.

This video shows how the design came together and features Shannon and the Clams, who were the first band to try out the new backstage.

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