Why use props for experimental marketing and events?
Experimental marketing with props is a great way to engage with customers & the wider community in a positive way!
Take a look at 7 reasons to use props as a tool for experimental marketing
1. Unique visual impact which is memorable 2. Fun to share images & content across social media channels whether with work colleagues or friends & family 3. Easier to track insights performance as prop encourages the use of hash tags 4. Mobility as can be taken to new event locations 5. Perfect photo opportunity 6. Helps raise brand awareness with an element of excitement 7. Helps your brand to be unique with an innovative and creative approach
2.2m high American tourister replica prop we created!
Tree trunks we crated used for Virgin holidays tree house
Juergen Teller Custom plates
We were commissioned by PDS to create a life-size bull to be used as EE’s charging bull at the Glastonbury festival 2015! We are proud to say that we completed the bull within 1 week! Right on schedule for PDS to apply final colour finish! Although this project had a very tight time scale we enjoyed it very much!
Toms shoe replica we crated to be used at their events to customise
We created an outdoor advertising tool, a giant hand. A great way to raise awareness and to create a lasting memory. Who said outdoor advertising isn’t fun!
For some it may seem odd to think about Christmas in this hot July 2018!
However, when planning a spectacular Christmas event which promises to be magical it is never to early to plan ahead!
Take a look at our most popular and in demand Christmas prop is Santa’s sleigh which is our original design and made in Cornwall – UK
How do we create it?
We use our CNC router to cut out the sections with precision from exterior ply wood, then we construct it by hand.
Once Santa’s sleigh is constructed, we use primer followed by spray paints with our clients choice of colours using high quality paints that last, which enables the finishing touches to be custom.
Seats 3 as extremely durable
Place for presents in the back
Perfect for photo opportunity
A great Christmassy element to make your magical event memorable & sparkle
We have recently worked on an exciting project that we would love to share!
We created a giant stack of books for Stirling university based in Scotland for their 2018 graduation ceremony. This prop added an element of excitement to the already beautiful setting by the university grounds.
Which meant a perfect photo opportunity on such a significant & wonderful day!
What was the aim whilst making this custom prop?
• Authentic: realistic looking old style books
• Eye catching: spray painted to required colours + airbrush for pages effect
• True to the branding of the university: this was done through colours and vinyl lettering + Logos
• Durability of prop as indoors & out-door use to be expected: Coated in one piece with polyurea coating ( water and impact resistant coating ).
Most of all the giant stack of books created a fun element for the graduation ceremony!
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We are excited about our new CNC routing facility!
This will allow high precision cutting & will speed up the process.
As well as using this for our custom projects we are pleased to offer this cutting service locally in Cornwall and nation wide UK.
Have a look at the below spec & the possibilities the CNC machine has to offer!
Materials we can cut: MDF, Plywood, Hardwood, Melamine Laminates, Solid Surface Materials, Foam core, Corrugated Plastic, Dibond, Aluminium, Soft Metals Working area: 1300mm by 2500mm Resolution Accuracy: 0.01mm/100mm Supported Format: DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, BMP, JPG, TIF, GI
As we approach Christmas 2017 closer each day and this time it’s flying! We would like to share some of the recent and previous Christmas props and special displays we have created.
There’s nothing like a beautiful magical setting that can give the festive feeling and take our breath away that brings wonder back to Christmas.
We have been very fortunate to be a part of some amazing displays or have had the pleasure or creating some key props to generate a festive feeling and most of all helped create some magical photo opportunities.
Take a look below at some of the Christmassy props we have created!
We look forward to producing many more whether it be custom and personal or some of our popular props such as Santa’s Sleigh!
In the mean time we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas filled with warmth and joy!
snowman and snow dog sculptures we created – Finish display by Chic Flower Design
Christmas sleigh we created for Snow factor in Scotland
Santas sleigh National trust
Bespoke Christmas Props in the making
Babybel model Frosty
Carved out of polystyrene panda with present
Custom made Christmas sleigh
Giant custom presents
Custom snowmen props
Playful penguins custom made props
Custom made snowmen props
Christmas sleigh we created for Chic Flower design
Whale and snail rock – Discover story centre London
We worked with Discover story cenre in London to create these scenic elements for their whale and the snail themed interior space at the story centre.
Both whale and the snail rock had to be true to the original illustration as possible. Both elements were hand carved from polystyrene. Once approved by client coated with FR polyurea ( water and impact resistant coating ) we then primed both elements and applied the base colours to them. Take a look at images during production
It’s wonderful to see some of the elements we created in action in a beautiful setting brought to life by Discover Story centre in London. Take a look at some pictures below of the magical setting! Pictures below by Suzi Corker – Discover
Happy whale at Discover Story centre
Lift wanted around the world!..
You can experience this magical world at DISCOVER’s new and enchanting Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s immersive exhibition A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures http://www.discover.org.uk/
Final decoration by Discover story centre London
We worked with Studio Tac to create the unique sculpture to be used as a feature element for the touring Gorillaz band
The sculpture was hand carved based form various image references supplied to us by Studio Tac together with some creative freedom to sculpt.
We used high density PU foam to carve as this allows for more in depth detail for the sculpture measuring at 800mm high inc base.
The sculpture was then coated with FR polyurea in order to create a water and impact resistant surface. Once coated the sculpture was spray painted and decorated ready to go on tour! We also created a custom case for the sculpture to keep it stored safely + practical transport. Have a look below at some images!
We were commissioned by Hatfield estate to create 50 1m high white top hats!
The concept was specifically designed by Hatfield to get community involved & creative by painting and decorating the hats with bright colours and patterns and to bring adventure by spotting them around the estate and Hat field.
The hats are created from polyurea coating which is a waterproof / impact resistant coating.
See below some highlights of our production, all 50 hats were created in house by us in Cornwall!
It was great to work on an inspiring project brought by Discover London’s story centre
We were commissioned by Discover to create Dr Seuss themed elements.
The elements had to be as close as possible to the illustrations of the iconic DR Seuss, bright imaginative and quirky whilst being hardwearing + practical.
Have a look below to see what we created!
We created 4 colourful trees, each with an individual tree top shape. The trees were made from an internal aluminium structure for extra durability with an aluminium base. The outer material is polystyrene which was hand carved, coated with FR polyurea to ensure the trees are to be water proof + durable and impact resistant. All trees were then primed and spray painted with a top coat to required colour number.
The cave like tunnel!
We created the tunnel to fit perfectly the interior space of the story centre.
The tunnel had to be made in several sections as it had to fit through a standard size entrance.
The tunnel was hand carved out of EPS, coated with FR polyurea, primed , spray painted and decorated to finish.
Have a look at some links below to see our creations in place and the wonderfull world of Dr Seuss in action at London’s story centre: