Here at The Halo Group we love to keep our fingers on the pulse of design, art, innovation and all things creative. Each week we hold an internal creative round-up session to pick our favourite projects from around the world. Here’s what caught our attention this week…
Kick starting this week’s blog, we take a closer look at a subject close to our hearts – exhibitions. The Halo Group offers a bespoke exhibition stand design service which is firmly rooted in out of the box, creative thinking. During our round up, we spotted this story on Fubiz which really blew us away. Minimalist architectural photographer Paolo Pettigiani captured these stunning images which really show a different angle of exhibition design. The beautiful linear detail, curves and colours encapsulate stylish design and have inspired us to explore the medium in our own work.
Read the full article here: http://www.fubiz.net/2015/09/28/minimalist-geometric-architecture-of-milan-expo-2015/
Similarly, when it comes to interior design the results are no less dramatic. On a recent peruse of this month’s Wallpaper Magazine we came across an article celebrating the publication’s 200th edition with a focus on design achievement. Within the piece, there are some exceptional examples of designers who have created sublime spaces. As a set design and production agency we understand the challenges of styling a space so we were drawn in particular to these examples.
Read the full article here: http://www.wallpaper.com/design/top-20-interior-designers#131969
When exterior and interior design marry perfectly, the results can be incredible. This is perfectly personified in the recent Lexus hospitality area design at the Melbourne Gold Cup Race Meet. As a company, The Halo Group specialises in bespoke temporary structures, production and set-design and experiential activations so we are always looking for world-class inspiration in this field. When we were exploring creative design we came across a feature, also from Wallpaper Magazine which highlights a recent Lexus project entitled “The Birdcage”. It’s an exemplary case study in premium hospitality design. The pavilion is inspired by “a journey of the senses” and sees a fully immersive, sensory experience for those lucky enough to be part of this invite only area at the event. Spread across three storeys, the first thing you notice is the stunning recycled rusted copper mesh design on the exterior. The interior features multiple textured finishes and tones, velvet upholstery, custom wallpaper, beautiful floral detail and some incredible wall sculptures. The attention to detail is truly second to none. This state-of-the-art delivery also showcases Lexus’s next generation RX vehicle, modelled from life-sized polystyrene. This ticks so many boxes for us, we simply had to include it in this week’s blog.
Read the full article here: http://www.wallpaper.com/design/lexus-design-pavilion-melbourne-cup-carnival-mim-design-studio#134163
Another highly creative area of the market is fashion show set-design. There are infinite examples of intricate, inventive and jaw dropping deliveries here. Here’s our pick of the bunch:
Read the full article here: http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/fashion/fashion-week-ss-2016-womenswear-best-fashion-show-venues#132581
Dior’s collaboration with Raf Simons and Bureau Betak within the Louvre’s Cour Carrée features a blue delphinium meadow set against a crisp white backdrop and four robotic arms equipped with spotlights.
Philip Lim opted for piles of toxin-free compost at the S/S 2016 show in New York’s Pier 92. It’s distinctly different with loads of impact and serves to illustrate the diversity of production in this field.
Chanel transformed the Grand Palais into an airport terminal set with incredible attention to detail. It’s a truly remarkable project.
Prada chose low-hanging, steel-framed sheets of corrugated plastic glass that reflected and refracted the light in this beautiful design. This high impact, luxurious look really speaks volumes.
Tommy Hilfiger teamed up with designer Randall Peacock to create a fun, vibrant Caribbean set build complete with water features, sand and a vivid backdrop. In stark contrast to Prada, the delivery packed just as much punch albeit with a different twist.
Moving away from the event world, we came across another project on Design Boom by Van Orton Design. This brilliantly original concept sees highly stylised cult movie posters which are illustrated in beautiful detail. What really speaks to us from an agency point of view is the concept of reinvention and the use of colour to achieve the end result.
Read the full article here: http://www.designboom.com/art/van-orton-design-one-point-perspective-neon-film-posters-11-19-2015/
“Grand Budapest Hotel”
‘Big Trouble in Little China’
“2001: A Space Odyssey”
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
Sticking with the theme of colour, this stained glass window collaboration by illustrator Stefan Glerum, architects Heren 5 and fabricators Atelier Schmit is a real show stopper! Influenced by movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus and Italian Futurism, it depicts stories from Dutch history. Standing 60 feet in height it dominates the fascia of a residential building in Amsterdam. The craftsmanship, colour and highly visual impact all add to its impressive design.
Read the full article here: http://www.creativeboom.com/illustration/illustrator-creates-epic-stained-glass-windows-in-amsterdam-to-celebrate-its-history/
We hope you have enjoyed our creative round up this week. For more news, views and all things Halo make sure you check out our website at: www.thehalogroup.co.uk.
The Halo Group Creative Team