The requirement for this brief was to produce an interesting and high quality gift box for holders of annual VIP passes for the Royal Opera house. The box would contain an introduction letter, an “About the ROH” page and a brief history of the performance style I had chosen to represent.
My chosen style was Théâtre Francais. I chose to represent it’s history on the box cover by depicting the spirit of a dancer in a classical tutu rising behind a dancer wearing a modern, avant-garde tutu. I presented the welcome letter and “About the ROH” page in a handmade envelope sealed with gold sealing wax. The brief history was presented in an accordion book held closed with a ribbon that appeared to be held shut with sealing wax, but was actually held by a magnetic clasp. The interior of the box and cover of the book were covered in paper printed with designs resembling those of the wallpaper in Marie Antionette’s theater hall.