As an internationally accomplished artist, designer, architect, curator and creative director of flora&faunavisions, Leigh Sachwitz has carved a reputation through her multi-disciplinary, cross-platform productions in visual design both culturally and commercially. With work spanning across immersive experiences, exhibitions, music stages, theatre and opera performances, fashion shows and art installations, Leigh has characterised a unique style through design in space and time.
Each project is approached as a white canvas which fuses light, language, and colour with music, technology and art.
Since moving to Berlin in the early 1990s, Leigh quickly became part of moulding an alternative artistic scene in the city, working as both a designer and VJ in many of Berlin’s most famous music and cultural venues. It is this experience that has allowed Leigh to merge her expertise of architectural design with stage performance, seamlessly transforming spaces into luminous moments and immersing the viewer into an experience where analogue and digital worlds combine. Leigh maintains an awareness of the developments in technology, adapting her work from film photography to the use of projection mapping, 3D sculptures and data responsive work and now branching out into large-scale intelligent spaces.
As founder and lead Creative Director of the award-winning flora&faunavisions multimedia design studio, Leigh’s team of diverse professionals helped expand her company into a diverse ecosystem, with Leigh’s vision and high standards a maintained presence. Previously, flora&faunavisions has worked and is currently designing for international music artists such as DJ Solomun for his worldwide tours and performances such as Coachella, as well as residencies in the world famous Pacha club in Ibiza. Showcasing her work as an artist, Leigh has artistically directed the multiple award winning interactive exhibition Perspective Playground, which has toured many cities around the world including the world famous Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The team also created the immersive musical Mountain Seaing which premiered at the new David Chipperfield building in Jingdezhen, China as well as the multiple award winning walkable immersive installation Magenta Moon Garden which opened at the Magenta Moon Campus in Berlin in 2020.
Leigh and her studio have designed for a multitude of international clients, artists and institutions, including Solomun, Universal, Paul Kalkbrenner, Diane von Furstenberg, Boss, Marc O’Polo, Audi, Hyundai, Olympus, Telekom and Audemars Piguet. Her strong artistic beliefs have also led Leigh to collaborate with cultural institutions such as The Shed, NY, Opera Australia, the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, The Berlin Philharmonic, Bregenz Festival, Royal Opera House, ENO, Palais de Tokyo, Lithuanian National Opera, Dubai Art Week, San Francisco Opera, Reignwood Theatre Beijing, Walker Arts Centre.
For their latest creative venture, Leigh and her team have created the award winning Genius Immersive Experience. Using the latest interactive technology, the show invites visitors to a creative journey through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci, today, through immersive and interactive storytelling. The show premiered in Berlin in 2022 and is set to tour Europe and USA. She is the Executive creative director for Utopian Garden, a new immersive show by flora&faunavisions.
Leigh is currently designing the new production of Wagner´s Ring Cycle for Opera Australia set to premiere in 2023. These multimedia productions maintain Leigh’s versatility in her aim to create new realities.
Her acclaimed artistic installation INSIDEOUT has been showcased in renowned locations such as Palais de Tokyo and has now found a new home with WNDR Museum at their spaces across the USA.
Awards include Gold at Cannes Outdoor Lions, German Design Award, Red Dot Award, ADC Silver and Bronze Nail, Xaver Award, Creativepool Annual Award, BrandEX Award, Gala Award, FAMAB Award, Galaxy Award, Bea Award for projects such as Genius, Magenta Moon Garden, Hyundai Motor Style Set Free, Miele at Fuorisalone, Tiger Air-Ink, Olympus Photography Playground, INSIDEOUT and many more.