Yes, Hamlet stands on Wildbrett natural wood flooring. And we are mighty proud of it. It's been a few months since the latest production of the theatre classic took place at the Vienna Theatre, but we still don't want to deprive you of this "highlight on natural wood flooring" in our blog.
In 1602, the world premiere of the play "Hamlet" by the famous English playwright, lyricist and actor William Shakespeare took place in London. More than 400 years later, we were able to admire the premiere of the latest and most modern production of this work at the Theater an der Wien. The writer Thomas Jonigk went back to the most original sources of the work and thus created his own version for the 21st century - without completely severing the ties to Shakespeare. We were also able to admire a simple but extremely impressive stage set - complemented by noble herringbone parquet flooring from Wildbrett Naturboden.
The decorator Johannes Leiacker and Marc Eidler from the planning office VBW are responsible for this beautiful set. After a short search on the internet, they came across our parquet exhibition in Vienna, where they were able to examine our parquet floors in detail and at their leisure. In the end, they decided on a Wildbrett natural wood floor; the solid herringbone. The structure and depth-brushed surface particularly appealed to the two of them: "Personally, I liked the chamfered edges, which gave the whole floor more structure". The colour of the natural wood floor - smoked, oiled black-brown - perfectly matched the mood that was to be conveyed. Back at the theatre, the planning office, under the production management of Veronika Leitl, developed a modular construction method to be able to lay the 130m² parquet floor as quickly as possible. Due to the modular and rod size of the parquet, a laying pattern slightly modified from the original herringbone pattern was created, which visually lengthened the room even more. This optical illusion was achieved by the 8-degree slope, which also enhanced the deep-brushed structure of the Wildbrett natural wood flooring. "Viewing the real material in the exhibition in Vienna made our decision much easier. In addition to the great acoustics of the parquet, the pleasant scent of wood also gave us a good-smelling stage set," said Marc Eidler, praising the collaboration. The sold-out Hamlet premiere on 14 September 2016 at the Theater an der Wien was a complete success. The follow-up performances on 16, 18, 21 and 23 September also took place in a packed theatre. We are pleased that Johannes Leiacker and Marc Eidler chose a natural wood floor from Wildbrett and are very proud to have played a small part in their success.
Wildbrett Naturboden - Boards that can mean the world
For baritone, choir, orchestra and all performers, the stage boards on which they present their art probably mean the world. We have something in common with them: We at Parkett-AGENTUR do not stand and present ourselves "on the boards", but our natural wood floors still mean the world to us. Especially our Wildbrett Naturboden floors are close to our hearts. They are all characterised by their high quality. The raw material comes from the best growing areas in Central Europe. It is important to us that there is no overexploitation of the forest and that the raw wood is harvested from ecologically sustainable forestry. These natural wood floors are manufactured in regional production facilities, i.e. the factories are located within a radius of 250 km. This means that the entire value chain of our natural wood flooring, from the felling of the wood to the production and final transport to the place of delivery, is linked to short transport routes.