Todd St. Onge's TEC goes MODERN on upper King

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There is no doubt that modern is IN.  Architecturally speaking, Charleston South Carolina is a tough place to do modern.  We are covered up with ornamentation and classicism, but if a stripped down, horizontal, neutral looking building is what you seek, it is a needle in a haystack.  Todd St. Onge (TEC) and his partners at Blossoms Events made their first home in Charleston in a quaint freedman’s cottage on Cannon St.  They soon outgrew the space, however, and while Barry West of Blossoms returned to Murrells Inlet Sc to build a huge warehouse building for production, TEC, was left, soon to be homeless.  Serendipitously, planets aligned to find the perfect space on upper-upper King St.  A Charleston unicorn, 710 King St, the flat roofed, early twentieth century modern is page perfect for the home of charleston’s technical event company.  When I caught up with Todd last week he was putting away tools from the elaborate interior facelift on building.  With plenty of square footage the low slung building is roomy enough for a nice reception area and plenty of storage in the back for skads of the electrical type trappings necessary in the industry.  All photography for this interview provided by Vanessa McGuire Photography, to visit her work on the web click here.

Todd St Onge Techinical Event Company Charleston Events lighting and accessories

Todd St Onge in front of a picture window to King St

TEC offices and reception area on upper King St in Charleston Sc

TEC offices and reception area on upper King St in Charleston Sc

Conference table at TEC where event planners make party magic happen

Conference table at TEC where event planners make party magic happen

To find out about the services offered by TEC visit their website at www.technicaleventcompany.com or ask your favorite event planner, if they know their stuff, they probably use TEC for all their sound, production, lighting needs.  Check out Todd’s other pet project the sensational and uber-famous Charleston Fashion Week at charlestonfashionweek.com

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