Rolling out the red carpet in front of an important person is probably a concept that comes from the Middle Ages where the roads were too muddy and messy for people from the aristocracy to simply walk on. A few centuries later, the New York Central Railroad placed a red carpet to direct important guests to their car. Legend has it that the idea of placing a red carpet in front of VIPs is drawn from that practice from the NYC. But the theory itself is not a new one, we can trace its origins as far back as 458 AD in the greek tragedy The Oresteia of Aeschylus in which Agamemnon returning from Troy has to walk a red carpet fit for the gods.
Today the notion of the red carpet is relatively common, openings, personalities, trendy clubs and weddings are all places where you will get the red carpet treatment. The Oscars, the Grammys, the Cannes Film Festival and the local galas use the red carpet regularly. But the red is not necessary, it is not uncommon to use corporate colors schemes for the shareholders annual meeting.
We notice a crying need at Bravo for this type of rental, The carpet we often saw 20 years ago was a kind of felt, not very attractive, which looked more burgundy than red, it looked “disposable”. The pile carpet as you can find it in your living rooms, was quite expensive to rent and reserved for Hollywood, weddings and exhibtion aisle.
For over fifteen years, Bravo rents and install a higher quality carpet for your events. The most popular colors are blue, white, black and of course, the title holder for the most popular color … red. You can ask us for any colour and we will find it for you or we’ll do our best to be as close as possible. Prices will vary depending on the colour, the the installation, the needs for special cuts, stairs and size. It is even possible to affix your company logo if you insist.