Projects in category: Plastic

ServiceBrand Global Pyramid

A tactile executive desk toy, 3d printed in a bronze metal co-polymer material for ServiceBrand Global business consultants.

YCN Student Award

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.

Dewars Whisky Distillery Installation

We were contacted by StinkDigital and Mr. President to collaborate on this live kinetic sculpture, which we made to fit inside a sawn off cask for the Dewars Whisky Company.

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.

Paper Iron Man

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.

Colour Tracking Owl

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.

Tanz Mit Uns / Pssst

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.

Sound Installation Hardware

We were commissioned to design and make free-standing metal hardware for a permanent, interactive sound installation for Cleethorpes Acadamy, UK.

The hardware consisted of 6 units designed to house infra-red sensor and 1 lectern that holds an iPad interface. The sensor units pick up and track human movement, which is then processed by specially designed software on the iPad and seamlessly translated into sound.

The equipment will predominantly be used to aid music/sound lessons and performances. The interactive system is great for very young children, as they often do not have the extra dexterity needed to play more traditional musical instruments.

Photographed by: Jon Aaron Green

Cadbury Sweet Shop

A bespoke and mobile sweet shop that we created in collaboration with Nicholas Bartlett of NPB 88. Nick contacted us to help him to turn his concept drawings, based around his marvelous Sui-Shi Dome structures, into a real physical space for Cadbury to promote and sell their merchandise at events up and down the UK.

We pre-fabricated the venue in a workshop space outside London. It was designed to collapse into the back of a curtain-side lorry, so that it could be deconstructed, moved and rebuilt at multiple event sites in the UK.

To make this very unusual construction fit neatly into and around the curved and octagonal Sui-Shi Domes, we used a mixture of computer based software with more traditional carpentry/model making techniques.

Creative Circle Award

The Creative Circle Award celebrates creativity within advertising. 2014 became a rather fun and mischievous year with our friends at The Creative Circle, as we helped them develop and produce these beautiful, frosted, transparent awards, containing other peoples smashed up awards that were sent in response to an "awards amnesty".

Each award was crowned with a real gold plaque, with photo-etched Creative Circle logo and laser engraved details. We also made them an accompanying "making of" video for them to show their guests and winners at the awards ceremony, which was held at The Roundhouse in London.

Ally Capellino Kinetic Hair Window Sculpture

We had an amazing request from the lovely folks at Ally Capellino, to create moving hair sculptures for their London window displays. The hair (based on one of their eye-catching product photo shoots) sat in their shop windows next to their beautiful leather items and would intermittently spring to life, swinging and swooshing about to grab the attention of passersby.

We designed and produced bespoke 3d printed parts, that housed the motors and electronics and custom fit them to Ally Capallino's instore metal and concrete display stands.