Projects in category: Prop
An installation for the reception of Holland and Barrett's 2014 Conference, commissioned by Meet and Potato. Owen Gildersleeve and I collaborated to create this cheerful conversation piece, made entirely out of Holland & Barrett product, with paper-cut features and signage.
After a very enjoyable supermarket sweep, the playful scene featured some remarkable creations such as rice cake trees and clouds, wheat bran pathways, remedy bottle people and even a vitamin pot helter skelter and ferris wheel. If someone had told us about this job when we were five years old...
A tactile executive desk toy, 3d printed in a bronze metal co-polymer material for ServiceBrand Global business consultants.
A stunning, 3D printed gold geode formation, set into a solid, hand-carved chunk of American black walnut hardwood. The trophy was given to a very happy winner at the YCN Student Awards.
The installation now sits in Dewar's distillery in Scotland and contains a micro-controller that connects it to the internet, creating a link between their website and their physical premises. Every time someone visits the Dewar's website, numerical lights inside the whisky bottles display the new number of web hits.
This piece also has another incredible and more animate feature... The micro-controller inside this kinetic sculpture also triggers these 3D printed Dewar's logo gears and cogs, to burst into movement every time a set number of website visitors log onto the site (see video below). These parts have all been hand painted and finished to ensure the extra attention to detail required for such a unique piece.
Another impressive collaboration with mighty talented Owen Gildersleeve. We were approached by the organisers of the Silicon Valley Comic Con to create a life-size paper sculpture of Iron Man to help them promote their next event in Tokyo.
The model was built in separate parts in London over a four week period and then the individual components were shipped out to San Jose, California, where we pieced the model together live at the show over the course of the three day event.
60,000 people passed through the San Jose Convention Centre over the weekend and the response to the Iron Man sculpture and performance build was amongst the best we've ever had.
To help support the paper net shell of the sculpture, we used computer aided design software to devise an inner foamboard framework, that would flat-pack, enabling it to be posted over to the American convention centre before the event, ready for assembly onsite. The model also housed an Arduino driven lighting circuit, which we designed to make the "heart reactor" pulse and the eyes flicker. You can see an example video on Owen's Instagram.
You can see more making-of shots as well as some of the amazing costumes from the show on our Instagram.
A colour tracking owl made from custom designed, 3d printed parts, with beautiful, autumnal, paper cut feathers, in collaboration with our good friend Owen Gildersleeve.
Clear Left approached us to create a playful set piece for their 'future' themed dConstruct conference at the Brighton Dome, UK. So we turned their speakers stand into a massive UFO...
The very talented and interesting ladies and gents speaking had a fantasic time giving their talks from the cockpit, whilst the UFO also made a memorable feature for the audience, increasing social media activity with the photo opportunity factor.
We pre-fabricated the UFO in north east London in the Building Bloqs workshop, before transporting it down to The Brighton Dome for a speedy install before the conference.
A piece of fantastical upcycled storage furniture, complete with working lamp and wheels. Commissioned by The House Of Fairytales for their grand festival tour and created in collaboration with the hugely talented Edwin Peel.
The sculptural composition of this wonderfully eccentric piece of furniture was achieved using advanced carpentry and joinery techniques, after which it was hand painted and finished to give it a playful and child-like appeal.
An interactive electronic installation, made in collaboration with Dominic Lane. 'Tanz mit uns' uses Flexinol muscle wire (a shape memory alloy), connected to an ultrasonic range sensor, through an Arduino microcontroller, which enables the paper crafted flower to dance in response to human movement.