Sunday, January 01, 2017


Florian Wieder will be in charge for the 2017 Eurovision song contest stage design. This is already a fourth Eurovision stage for this German following the ones in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Now it's 6-6 in the past 12 years for the locals Vs. foreign designers. I have no idea who designed the Kiev 2005 stage but it surely is one of my least favorites so it can only get better :-) Florian says:

"I love the idea behind Eurovision Song Contest. So many different countries and cultures come together in peace to celebrate this event that’s what truly excites me. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most exciting projects of my career. There are only a few like this in the world, so it is a huge honor for me to be the designer for this years show in Kyiv.
My goal is to bring happiness and excitement for everyone involved. I’ve planned to incorporate some entirely new features which I will be kept as a surprise until the show. The design for 2017 will be unique and divergent to the previous shows. ESC is not only a passion project for me, but also a creative challenge, one that is immensely inspiring for me as a designer."

Ukraine 2017 Florian Wieder (Germany)
Sweden 2016 Frida Arvidsson & Viktor Brattström (Sweden)
Austria 2015 Florian Wider (Germany)
Denmark 2014 Claus Zier (Denmark)
Sweden 2013 Frida Arvidsson & Viktor Brattström (Sweden)
Azerbaijan 2012 Florian Wieder (Germany)
Germany 2011 Florian Wieder (Germany)
Norway 2010 Al Gurdon (UK)
Russia 2009 John Casey (USA)
Serbia 2008 David Cushing (USA)
Finland 2007 Jenni Viitanen, Kalle Ahonen, 
Samuli Laine & Kristian Schmidt
Greece 2006 Elias Ledakis (Greece)

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