This year marks the diamond anniversary of the Primetime Emmys and interior designer Mark Boone, who designed the overall room, wanted the decor to reflect a diamond theme. Located off stage and accessible only to Emmy nominees and presenters, the center of the 625-square-foot room is the Hearts On Fire designed three-tiered chandelier, made with more than 3,300 perfectly cut diamonds totaling over 1,000 cts. and valued at more than 10 million dollars.
Officially named the “Hearts On Fire Diamond Chandelier,” the chandelier is plated with platinum and has a sleek and modern design consisting of a series of diamond strands that are illuminated by fiber optics. The chandelier was hand-made in Boston by a team lead by Katherine Rosenberg Pineau, Hearts On Fire’s jewelry designer, and guarded under 24-hour security for Emmys week in Los Angeles.
“The Hearts On Fire diamond chandelier is the most extravagant, brilliant, glamorous diamond chandelier ever made. You can’t even imagine when it is illuminated how spectacular it is,” said Katherine Rosenberg Pineau, Jewelry Designer for Hearts On Fire.
Backstage, celebrities will be encouraged to experience the chandelier firsthand. Hearts On Fire will provide white glove service and celebrities will have the ability to touch and feel the movement of thousands of Hearts On Fire diamonds. After the awards program, the chandelier will be for sale.
It is the seventh consecutive year Architectural Digest will design the greenroom in which celebrity presenters make their final preparations before heading onstage. Each year, a talent from the prestigious AD100, the magazine’s list of the top 100 designers and architects, is commissioned to create this temporary sanctuary that serves as the primary gathering spot backstage for rehearsals and the telecast.
Designs for the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Primetime Emmys in the past include a 1920s Hollywood bungalow; a mid-century modern reminiscent of Case Study homes in 1950s L.A.; and more. Visit www.ADgreenroom.com for details and photos.
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, will air live on Sep. 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC, from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles.