2018 has been a great year for us at ICA Creation!
This year has been both innovative & productive. Especially with the new facilities we have in house with CNC routing this has enabled extreme precision and speed.
Take a look at the diverse creative projects we have had the pleasure to work on
We started 2018 with a project which is both imaginative and inspiring.
We created Winnie the pooh themed elements for Disney’s family rooms at the Westfield shopping centre. The main focus of this project was to be as true to concept as possible whilst being practical and extremely durable.
Take a look at some images of this project we loved working on. In total we created bespoke elements for 3 rooms
With our new CNC facilities, we are able to create large letters and 3d logos & custom panels.
Take a look at the variety of projects which have been made possible with the CNC router.
As well as cutting we can prepare a design file for the CNC router
Autumn of 2018 brought an exciting project of Creating a 5m in diameter PACMAN exhibition stand for Namco Bandai which was exhibited at the brand licencing Europe 2018 in London’s Olympia exhibition centre
PAC-MAN – Custom exhibition stand
We also created elements for DaVinci’s gourmet ‘s exhibition stand. We created a pouring liquid effect of their sauce.
Scaled up 3d replicas!
This year we created a variety of exciting props!
A 1.20m high replica of a holesaw to use at the manufacturer’s exhibition
Large trainer props to help raise awareness, a sparkly red and gold top hat to be used as a prop alongside a performance. We worked with a school to create an artificial Wisteria tree to help create an inspiring space in their library.
Custom top hat prop we created
800mm high Holesaw!
We started the Winter 2018 in a great way, creating some festive props such as the red and gold sleigh, we also had the pleasure of creating the amazing characters Shrek & Donkey to be used at creative displays.
There are many techniques we use to achieve our creative projects & props.
One of the main techniques and products we use to create our props, sculptures, 3d logos & large letters is waterproof + extremely durable coating application of Polyurea which is a high quality rubber material
How do we apply it?
Polyurea is a manually spray applied coating using a high-pressure system with our specialist coating machine.
The amount of layers applied will depend on thickness required.
Most often we coat on to sculptures, shapes and letters carved or CNC cut from polystyrene.
Is Prep still necessary ?
Just like anything for good results prep is crucial, sanding the surface, making sure no moisture is important.
Advantages of polyurea application?
Speed is the major advantage of this coating, after spray application the coating is dry within seconds!
Depending on how smooth you would like the finish to be there may be some sanding prep work prior to primer application.
Once primed and fully dry the project is ready to spray paint!
This FR coating we use is both water & impact resistant which is perfect for the props durability and practicality.
Especially if you are looking for your props to be long lasting and suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
Take a look at some of our props where polyurea has been a major factor in getting it right!
Creating themed props true to concept is something we passionately do.
We have created themed props for several public interior spaces take a look below to see a couple of spaces we have helped transform:
Westfield shopping centre:The brief was to create Winnie the pooh elements for the family rooms for Westfield shopping centre which had to be true to concept as possible, durable + impact resistant. All bespoke elements were hand decorated. The wooden effect items had to be splinter free, to look like authentic rustic timber yet not as heavy as real wood. We created various trees for each room, wooden effect log seats, ipad logs, pumpkins, rustic timber replica fencing, gate, frames, flowers.
Discover story centre:This was a great project to work on. Each element had to be as close as possible from illustrations from Dr Seuss which isn’t always the easiest task however we loved the challenge and also client was very happy with the out-come.
Discover story centre ignites the imagination which is captured within a book.
We created a cave like tunnel, Truffula trees, various colourful trees, a sofa and a dr Seuss themed car. All props are coated with FR polyurea which is both a water and impact resistant coating.
Cadbury world Café: We created white fluffy clouds and bespoke cladding for the Café’s make over.
Each cloud had to be slightly different in shape in order to create a realistic effect.
All clouds include an internal fixing system in order to either suspend or fix to the ceiling.
Both cloud and cladding elements were coated with FR polyurethane & spray painted white
This year has been a great year for ICA Creation so far. We can’t quite believe November is in full swing with 2019 just around the corner! One of the major aspects & game changing moments for us this year has been the addition of our CNC router!
This has meant that we are able to do all production including CNC routing in house in Cornwall and our turnaround times are a lot faster + we have much more flexibility with the projects.
As well as CNC cutting, we are able to prepare design files for the cutting which gives our customers more possibilities and an easier route in to getting the project done.
CNC routing is a great technology which enables us to be much more innovative.
We can cerate custom panels, create bespoke signage, cut out large letters, 3d logos, elements for furniture, pre-cut the elements for our products such as the Christmas sleigh.
Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you!
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!