In this week’s blog we feature the work of good friend and long time collaborator with The Halo Group, Tristan Cochrane who recently designed and built an installation for Bombay Sapphire and advertising agency McCann. The project was part of the gin distiller’s festive marketing campaign. This behind the scenes feature explores some of the fascinating materials and processes he uses in his work.
“The client had a very specific and thorough visual identification brief which included amongst other things their brand colour schemes, a clean cut style and an attention to using real materials as often as possible.
Last year saw the ambitious Nightclub Design project from Soho Garden, Dubai go on to win the prestigious Time Out – Music & Nightlife Award for “Best New Nightlife Venue”. The Halo Group was commissioned to design multiple different venues on the Meydan Racecourse site for the client and provided build services to their team to help realise our designs.
TIME OUT SAY:
“Best New Nightlife Venue: Soho Garden
What can we say about Soho Garden? Well, since this new club boldly smashed its way into town, the Dubai nightlife scene has changed. With three clubs in one, effectively, Soho Garden (the complex) hosts the eponymous club, Las Vegas pool party import Drai’s Dubai, and the enormous Soho Beach, with a 7,000-capacity arena for particularly massive gigs… In short, this place is a game-changer.”
The project was made possible by using The Halo Group’s modular structure build system which provided the infrastructure for much of the site. The system’s versatility enabled us to create the distinct look and feel featured in each zone to create a complex of unique event spaces.
When not using our temporary structure system, The Halo Group’s in-house design team helped create a series of striking event spaces to rival any nightclub design in Dubai. As an agency, we specialise in commercial interior design and architectural interior design for a wide range of venue, workspace, bar, restaurant and nightclub design projects. The Soho Garden commission utilised many of our core products and services to create this amazing end result.
We were delighted for the owners on hearing of the award in Time Out and we are extremely proud of our input on the project. For more information on the case study, you can read more on our website here and for more information on Soho Garden, you can visit their official website here.
Thank you for reading our blog, we look forward to seeing you again here next time.
The Halo Group
CHISWICK HOUSE & GARDENS TO BE DRAMATICALLY TRANSFORMED INTO LONDON’S NEWEST AFTER DARK WINTER EXPERIENCE
World-renowned lighting designer and an illumination artist will transform the historic property and show it in a brand new ‘light’ against a bespoke musical backdrop.
CHISWICK House & Gardens Trust has announced the perfect winter experience: The inaugural After Dark at Chiswick House Gardens. Launching on Thursday 15th November until 30th December, and running from Thursday to Sunday, this will be a festive extravaganza like no other.
The perfect, pre-Christmas, adventure refuses to conform to the norm, as there’ll be no reindeers, fake snow or Santa Clauses in sight. Instead, vibrant state-of-the-art light displays from world-renowned artists offer a sleek, modern and classy experience providing stunning and unique picture content for snap-happy social media fans. All set in a breathtaking historical setting and with delicious food and drink aplenty, After Dark is perfect for the family, friends, office parties or partners looking to dial up their date night.
Visitors will be guided through a 45-minute trail set in the award-winning, opulent gardens of the 18th-century Chiswick House and Gardens. The historical villa will form the canvas for an illuminating lighting display where classical architecture meets modern technology, care of renowned lighting designer, Nick Gray from Renegade. Gray’s high-profile projects have included stage lighting for Kasabian, Last Shadow Puppets and Calvin Harris, and lighting design for many fashion shows including London Fashion Week, Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry, Julien Macdonald, Roksanda, Matthew Williamson and Temperley to name a few. Several art installations by up-and-coming artist Finn Thomson will also feature.
Upon completion of the trail, visitors can tuck into a seasonal feast where their culinary senses will be heightened as some of London’s best street food traders such as The Cheese Truck, Le Swine, Taco Dave, The Duck Shed and Love Churros will serve up mouth-watering dishes, with more to be announced. The Halo Group will be building 8 contemporary structures to house the street food vendors at After Dark. These bespoke modern units have been designed using our unique modular build system and will complement the events distinct identity.
They’ll be an abundance of winter toddy favourites such as Terry’s Hot Chocolate Orange, Bailey’s Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider to help keep you warm from point of entry.
Jennifer Davidson, Event Director of After Dark said: “We’re excited to produce a very different outdoors, after dark show and thrilled to be shining a light on one of the country’s greatest treasures – reigniting London’s fascination with Chiswick House and Gardens & Trust.”
Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Chiswick House is an 18th-century villa set in classically landscaped gardens in west London. One of the earliest and finest examples of neoclassical architecture in the UK, the house was designed from 1720-32 by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, and his associate the painter, garden designer and architect, William Kent.
In the 18th century, informal landscaping was a revolution in design and a complete break from tradition. The creation of Chiswick Gardens marked the start of the English Landscape Movement and still today the Chiswick House and Gardens is continuing to break new ground by welcoming the After Dark concept. The illuminated trail transforms the beautiful natural parkland, giving visitors the chance to enjoy Chiswick in a whole new ‘light’.
Tickets are available now from eventbrite.co.uk and start from £8.50
More information can be found at after-dark.co.uk
DATES: Thursdays – Sundays from 15 November till 30 December
TIMES: 5pm till 10pm
PRICE: £8.50 – £43.10
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: eventbright.co.uk
MEDIA EVENT: 15 November – RSVP for tickets via email@example.com