Liberty New Year windows 2016

For the New Year Liberty windows, we worked with Liberty and Gus & Stella to produce this vibrant explosion of colourful Liberty prints. We created props incorporating movement and screens to showcase Gus & Stella’s animations. Three props used motorised elements – an oscillating tie and oven glove and a lady with a spinning bow on her dress. It all added up to a bright and vibrant start to the year!

Giant Sprouts

These giant sprouts were used for the John Lewis Christmas press show 2015. We made a huge wooden chopping board as a podium and added our oversize knife prop to complete the scene. People attending the show had great fun posing with the giant sprouts. People either love or hate sprouts – but we think they loved these!

John Lewis Oxford Street installations

As part of the refurbishment of the lighting department in John Lewis Oxford Street, we designed and created two installations. Firstly, we created a faux white brick wall with the skyline of London ‘drawn’ in electrical cable and fittings. Measuring approx. 4.5m x 3m, this wall creates a striking entrance to the department. The second installation was to create a chandelier of lightbulbs – some lit and some not. The chandelier is suspended from the ceiling in the lighting department. As well as displaying the products effectively, it is a wonderful focal point.

 

Toadstools

This display of oversize toadstools was a permanent display in the haberdashery department in John Lewis Oxford Street. After our designs were approved, the toadstools were carved from polystyrene before covering with fabrics from the store’s own range. Oversize buttons and pins were made especially for this project to create the dots on the top of the toadstool.

Postboxes

We produced around 30 of these pillarboxes – one for each John Lewis department store. They were full sized and constructed from plastics & wood. For the tops, a mould was made of our sculpted original – casts were then made for each pillar box. The boxes were used for letters to Santa – so the lids had to be removable to collect the letters & send them on to the North Pole!

Birch Trees

Our own method of reproducing a birch tree effect has been used on numerous projects.
We have produced them for theatre, opera, shop display, fashion shows & product launches.
Sizes have been varied – ranging from small display plinths to half a dozen huge 7m tall trunks for a theatrical production.

Barbara Hepworth replica sculpture

In celebration of John Lewis’ 150th anniversary, we were commissioned to make a sculpture based on the iconic Barbara Hepworth ‘Winged figure’. The original sculpture takes pride of place above the entrance of John Lewis Oxford street. Our version was displayed in the Oxford Street windows. To recreate the aluminium finish of the original, we used a lightweight aluminium composite material. We criss-crossed steel rods through our sculpture to complete the look.

Bark Effect Moulding & Casting

Our brief was to create a bark edge for the shelves in the John Lewis Christmas windows. After sculpting an original section of bark, we made several moulds and began casting. Over 300 pieces were finally made and each was hand painted to complete the effect.