Diagon were delighted to be invited back to work with the BRIT Awards in 2021. Staged in London’s O2 Arena and broadcast live on ITV, the BRITs celebrated the return of live music and its first show since the Covid-19 pandemic. In collaboration with Es Devlin OBE, Diagon were commissioned by the BRITs to create their brand-new presenter stage for the 2021 award ceremony.

Es Devlin’s design inspiration for the stage drew on maze architecture, expressing the paths that many of those working the in creative industries had to navigate to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Es collaborated with multi disciplinary artist Yinka Ilory who created the colour palette, symbolising a message of hope.

Diagon have built a long-standing relationship with the BRIT Awards, having worked with the iconic British institution since 1998 on various builds. The BRIT Awards 2021 marked the third time Diagon have worked with the award-winning designer Es Devlin, with previous projects including Es Delvin’s 2016 ‘Mirror Maze’ and 2019’s ‘Memory Palace’ at Pitzhanger Manor.

Credits: Client BRIT Awards & Papilo / Location O2 Arena / Stage Designer Es Devlin & Yinka Ilory / Images JM Enternational