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Giant PG tips monkey

Working with PR agency W, we created the statue!
Made out of a total of 110,486 plastic leaves and as tall as a two-storey building, we ferried it from Tilbury Dock in Essex down the Thames.

The stunt is aiming to raise awareness of a ‘green paper’ report to be published by PG tips to promote its green tea project, which will detail how it has “identified the presence of green, from workspaces to living room walls, as having a direct impact on boosting positivity and productivity due to the primal association with nature and open spaces”,

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The London Coffee Festival

We were delighted to to install this great looking coffee bar for Baileys at the London Coffee Festival, housed in the Truman Brewery by Brick Lane. The structure was cut on our CNC machine and built in our workshop to then be painted and stained by our team of amazing finishers and installed over one day. The bar featured a wheel of fortune style ‘spin a baileys’ wheel, where participants were able to spin in order to have a chance at trying a baileys inspired coffee, the stylish logo and typography seen on the wheel was also cut on our CNC machine in gold dia-bond. The stand proved very popular during the festival, so unfortunately there was nothing left for us to drink when we arrived to take it down!

 

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Coca Cola Ball Exchange

Working once more with M&C Saatchi we created a structure that was erected on Potters Field Park, Tower Bridge. Coca Cola marked its sponsorship ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 with a ball exchange event asking Londoners to trade in their usual summer sports balls for a rugby ball. There were 1000 balls up for grabs on the day, and 1,000,000 over the whole event!

The MDF structure was cut and finished in our workshop and installed overnight, the event ran throughout the day and was dismantled that evening. The shape of the structure mimicked  a rugby ball, using perspex on the front of the counters and graphic elements along the top section. Participants were able to see the balls that had been exchanged along with a bungee cage housed inside the structure. Some lucky guests had their balls signed by the rugby stars!

Photo: @CocaCola_GB

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Nyetimber Bar

Portsmouth is now home to the Landrover Ben Ainslie Racing America’s Cup sailing team after they were granted funding from the government and planning approval from the council.

Landrover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is now a permanent base and visitors’ centre at The Camber in Old Portsmouth, finished in time for a British challenge for the 35th America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, which has never been won by a UK team.

We worked with Made Thought to create the main bar on the top floor of the visitors’ centre.

Branded Nyetimber, it is an oval structure with wooden curved fins that slot into the middle room of the bar. Clear acrylic has been used for shelves, white acrylic letters for the Nyetimber logo, Corian and brass for the emblems around the bar counter and spotlights in between each fin, shining upwards to illuminate the bottles from below.

The end result was amazing !

 

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Coca Cola Pop-Up

Working with M&C Saatchi we built a pop-up bar to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Coca Cola contour bottle.

With only 2 days on site this build relied heavily on pre-fabrication in our workshop. The bar and all of it’s components were manufactured and finished in the week prior. This allowed us to rapidly install on site and concentrate on the finishing touches, which gave the bar an authentic 1920’s feel.

The bar on Soho’s Greek Street opened it’s doors for 3 days before we returned to dismantle everything.

Luckily for everyone involved, the Nicholas Alexander team were able to complete the build without breaking into much of a sweat and so didn’t need to remove our shirts and drink a ice cold coke.

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Aashni + Co Wedding Show

Working with Zouch & Lamare we produced the Aashni + Co Wedding Show at the Dorchester Hotel in January. We designed a structure which created 18 separate booth areas for each designer to display their dresses. Pre-testing of the booth system in our workshop made it possible to quickly erect the main structures on the day of the build, allowing the designers to begin setting up their collections as soon as possible. We then added the finishing touches ready for the events opening the day after. After the show our team returned to the venue to take everything apart ready to be put into storage for use at a later date.

Video: Kissing Gate Films

Photos: Mark Bothwell

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Music Cube

We worked over a number of months with Westfield to produce the Music Cube. A soundproof glass cube designed as a stage where the audience experiences live music through wireless headphones. From prototyping through to completion the cube was fabricated and tested in our workshop and then appeared at both Westfield locations in London in October. Enormous glass panels were fixed into aluminium frames with the use of a glass lifting robot! The result was an immersive experience for both artist and audience. A reusable structure, the cube is now in storage until next time!

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Cartoon Network

Working with Root for Cartoon Network we produced a trade stand in Kensington Olympia for the Brand Licensing show. Components for the huge amount of cubes were cut on our CNC machine and then laminated, with graphics depicting cartoon characters applied later on site. These blocks allowed for speedy building of the walls and rooms on site and the lamination process ensured a high quality finish and meant that no finishing had to be done on site during the 2 day installation. We also used integrated cube shaped LED screens to animate some of the cubes, bringing the stand to life.

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Clerkenwell Design Week

We worked with Studio Weave to build the ‘Smith’ Pavilion in St. John’s Square for Clerkenwell Design Week 2014. Using fibre cement panels supplied by Equitone our team erected the structure over 5 days ready for the 3 day festival. Intricate illustrations celebrating crafts and ‘smiths’ were created by using the coloured boards as inlay.

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Adidas Stan Smith Shoebox

Working with Innovate 7 and Campaign Design for Adidas, we created a pop-up ‘shoebox’ store for the re-release of the Stan Smith trainer at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. Made as a semi permanent structure and clad in white acoustic foam this giant interactive shoe box contained 3D printers and interactive floor projections, alongside 120 Limited Edition shoes for sale. No giant shoes though unfortunately…