Event Reports

Inspired by TRON: Legacy Show at CONTAIN Gallery

Germany Pre-Premiere 19 January, 2011DESIGNSPOTTER and CONTAIN Gallery presented the legendary “Lightcycle” from the movie and the exclusive premiere screening at Cologne’s Cinedom in cooperation with Walt Disney Studios.

During imm cologne and Interior Design Week CONTAIN Gallery kept its doors open in the heart of Cologne’s inner city. From 2 - 9 p.m. the gallery showcased  one of only two “Lightcycle” prototypes worldwide and also the TRON Armchair specially designed for Cappellini - Both powered by DESIGNSPOTTER. More pictures you'll find here at facebook Designspotter Fan Page.

After the exhibition (that was supported by some DJ friends like Fungkiebassbeton, Peter Pardeike and herrschmitz) we together with our competition winner David Quiles and 300 hand-picked guests moved over to the theatre. At 10 pm the Germany premiere of this cinematic adventure took place at the 3D-Black Box in Cologne’s Cinedom.

TRON stands for the future and no other film since has portrayed the dawn of the brave new world of computers as brilliantly. It was one of the first films in the early 1980s which used several longer computer generated sequences. This made the movie into a milestone in the history of computer animation.

The artwork in the first TRON film was designed by Jean Giraud aka Moebius who already gained fame with his work on “Blade Runner”. German automotive designer Daniel Simon is essentially responsible for the design of the light cycles in TRON:LEGACY.

TRON was a great influence on a young generation of designers in all disciplines due to its progressive design. That alone is one of the best reasons to present the movie and the main design object of the movie at the design week in Cologne a week before its cinematic release in Germany (27 January, 2011)

We want to thank especially Walt Disney Studios for making this very special event possible.

We are big TRON fans and it was a great honour for us presenting the Lightcycle, framed by the exclusive pre-screening.

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