17 November 2019

Helen Mirren arrives in our sedan chair for the premier of Catherine the Great

Film & Television
Photographer taking picture of Helen Mirren arriving at the premier of Catherine the Great

We were approached by Sky to design and build a period sedan chair to carry Helen Mirren onto the Red Carpet. The Premier was at the Curzon Street Cinema in Mayfair and they wanted her to arrive in style, carried by four Cossacks. Once the project outline was agreed we had just four weeks to…

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17 November 2019

Giant Gorilla for Burna Boy

Exhibitions & Events
Making the giant gorilla for Burna Boy

In our working life we get a huge number of unusual requests, however, this was our first moving giant Gorilla! We were approached by Burna Boy’s management company, as they were looking to create a truly spectacular entrance for the artist at the start of the UK leg of his African Giant Tour 2019. Their…

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07 March 2019

A day in the life of a refugee – Davos 2019

Exhibitions & Events Uncategorized
Day in the life of a refugee - Davos 2019

For the eighth year running, we had the honour to be involved in showcasing the plight of displaced people through building an interactive refugee experience. This project was on behalf of the Hong Kong based NGO, Crossroads Foundation. Their intention for this campaign is to bring the plight of refugees around the world to the…

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03 December 2018

Building temporary refugee shelters

Exhibitions & Events
Building temporary refugee shelters

Despite the eviction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ in October 2016 and the Dunkirk/Grande Synthe camp burning down in April 2017, there are still thousands of refugees sleeping rough in the forests in northern France. This desperate situation finds these displaced people living in appalling conditions, some of whom are unaccompanied minors as young as 9…

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20 November 2018

Case study: Fantasy Battlefield Replica

Marketing & Promotion
Fantasy Battlefield Replica

In the computer gaming world, the next instalment of a game is always eagerly anticipated. The project for Sublime Sublime Promotions, a division of Lime Communications, is a leading brand partnerships and promotions agency, orchestrated the big reveal for the latest version of one of the most popular fantasy under-world battlefield video games. Matthew Loader,…

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07 November 2018

One Family UK Charity

Marketing & Promotion
One Family UK

We were delighted to be involved with the charity One Family UK’s campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking. We built and dressed five different scenarios, each of which was a 3-metre square pop-up structure placed in key locations around the City of London. Each display showcased the plight of human trafficking in the modern world, which…

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07 October 2018

Llamas appear across Europe

Marketing & Promotion
Giant animal models of Llamas

If you are a fan of the online game Fortnite you will be familiar with the Llamas, which were introduced in version 3.3. Fortnite has recently taken over the world, with millions of people worldwide playing the game. Some people have made careers out of playing Fortnite, whilst others compete professionally in e-sport competitions. These…

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26 March 2018

Taking on Tomb Raider

Film & Television
The making of the scroll prop for film tomb raider

We were delighted to be involved in creating a series of key props for the latest Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander. It was great fun working with the art department and solving some of the creative challenges that always come up when creating large props. Here, in our workshop, you can see the steel…

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13 March 2018

Bringing a consumer brand to life

Marketing & Promotion
Wine Bottle Props on Taxis

Experiential marketing is growing in popularity The ability to draw your customers into an interactive experience through life-sized props and simulated settings is very powerful. Such campaigns are designed to leave lasting memories and evoke positive emotions. Done well, they build trust too, as you invite your customers to quite literally enter and become part…

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08 February 2018

Creating a powerful experiential event

Exhibitions & Events
Refugee Run Davos 2018

What is an Experiential Event? One area of our work that has seen significant growth over recent years is the development of so-called ‘experiential events’ – creating a simulated world for people to enter and gain a real understanding of what it would be like to live in that environment. Its aim is to engage…

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