Bows Bows for Bon Bons--Viktor & Rolf's relaunch of their popular fragrance "Bon Bon included hundreds of hand-made bows painted in various shades of pink, mauve, and burgundy tumbling fancifully from the Bon Bon Boxes Boxes. In addition, we installed large format back-lit graphics, and dressed the storefront windows.
Morganthal Frederics called us to help them create a temporary outdoor sign that would look like anything but temporary. Made of exterior grade MDO and painted in their signature colors, the result was seen to be clearly effective.
Flowered towers of power line the checkered path on Bloomingdale's B'way, celebrating the launch of Viktor & Rolf's delightful new fragrance "Flowerbomb". The "Flowerbombs" were all hand assembled and attached to wire armatures creating a dramatic effect. We also made the vitrine towers as well the rotating plinth with custom made factice!
To help celebrate the launch of a new skin care line by Amore Pacific, we were asked to build an install a series of complicated windows and in-store installations. This particular project utilized many of our custom techniques and skills. The large spirals on the main floorwere sculpted from aluminum by our welders. The delicate floral filigree is computer-routed out of Aluminum and ombre painted by our masterful finishing department. Also included are numerous sculpted factice with vinyl applications and custom vitrines with delicate leaf and floral graphics.
It's raining flowers (not men) at Bloomingdale's to celebrate the launch of a new Chloe fragrance. Cascades of flowers are the design motif in this joyful installation. Wealso built the the tall archway and underlit plinths with 3d gold lettering.
Should you walk past 33 Greenwich St. in the West Village, you will pass by a set of epic solid oak doors we built for a wonderful new restaurant also called 33 Greenwich. The decor of the restaurant is a fun eclectic mix of mostly mid century design (designed by Kelly and Zachary from Kizmet) and the doors reflect that feeling. We also built the matching door frame and side lights. If properly cared for, these doors can last as long as the building. Interestingly, the doors had to go through an approval process with New York City Landmarks commission. If you step inside, you can also spot a long banquette designed and made by Geoff Howell Studio.
The new exhibition at The Thomas Cole Historic Site called "The Parlors" marks a turning point in the history of the museum. The West Parlor was restored as much as psossible to its original appearance during Thomas Cole's life. The walls have been painted in the color that he chose, the border that he himself painted has been revealed. Many of the original furnishings from the room are back in place and perhaps the new feature that has the largest impact is the inclusion of reproductions of his paintings as they originally hung in the room. For our part, Geoff Howell Studio was given the task of creating the reproductions, including period frames. The idea, since the painting are faux, is that the frames are faux as well, meaning that they are photographs of frames applied to a shaped substrate. In addition to the paintings in the West Parlor, the East Parlor also contains painting reproductions as well as a series of 7 framed projection screens. Many thanks to the wonderful people at the Thomas Cole Historic Site who were so helpful at every step of the way, and to Peter Aaron; the photographer of the first image in the series.
Flowers are in bloom in gardens across the globe, and, in Bloomingdales! Kenzo's new fragrance FLOWERBY manages to convey the delicate aroma of poppies. Here we see our custom made displays featuring large sculpted perfume bottles, pink plinths, rotating plinths, large lucite 3d letters and large format graphics. The display really Poppies!