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It’s been a crazy week in the Bright Leaf studio as we have installed our outdoor Noodle maze, prepped pitches for Pride and Christmas and carried out nationwide roll outs for SALE and new collection graphics. Make sure you check out our BLOG for more details and information regarding our most recent installs.

But for now…it’s time for balloons, streamers and cocktails as we celebrate 5 years of Bright Leaf. A huge thank you to our followers, our friends, clients and colleagues for making the last five so much fun.

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Our Summer-long installation is now up and running at the Greenwich Peninsular.

We’re super excited to see our exterior installation ‘Noodles’ open to the public at Greenwich Peninsular (just outside the O2). Working with fabulous colleagues we have brought this fun creation to life using over 3500 pieces & layers of wood, hundreds of noodles and floor graphics – go and explore if you can!

We’ll be updating this post soon with further details of the design and build.

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Week 25 – JUNE 2018

Pitches, presentation and plenty of planning! Those three things have been key this week (and most weeks) in our studio as we are preparing for our weekend install on site at Greenwich Peninsular. After months of design and calculations we are excited to be building our outdoor installation which will stay in place for three months as part of the Summer on the Peninsular programme – we are close to bursting as we wait to share pictures with you, but you’ll just have to keep an eye on our instagram for live updates over Sunday and Monday. Or better still, go for a visit to experience the fun yourself.

It’s set to be a hot one this weekend, and all of next week too which is great, although as we delve further into Christmas projects we’ll be feeling a little confused every-time we pop out of the studio…’What no snow?’

If you have any forthcoming projects or ideas, for Christmas (or beforehand) then get in touch as we’d be more than happy to help.

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Week 24 – JUNE 2018

The Summer events continued this week as we were out and about in London supporting our friends at Links of London setting up their very special event to promote Ascot. This was a fun filled project involving printed graphics, cut to shape metallic vinyls (in gold, silver and rose gold tones), spray finished unique pedestals, a 3m wide grass covered base and plinths completed with polystyrene grass covered lettering.

Whilst this event was on-going we were (almost) in two places at once as we supported Zerotwonine agency with the launch of a new colour product from Wella Professionals. We provided various printed materials, a neon sign along with a free standing wall and branded balloons to brand up their central London studio space as well as the Radio Bar at the ME London hotel. This was a classic fashion event, install in the morning and de-rig a couple of hours later as if nothing had ever happened.

It’s not only events that we have been keeping busy with this week – we have had some lovely new friends in to visit us as we have pitched for Fall and Christmas projects which has kept our creative minds in check!

If you have any forthcoming events or projects coming up that require some support do get in touch.

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Week 23 – JUNE 2018

Some weeks it feels as though we’re out of the studio more than we are in the studio – especially in these more summery months when outdoor events fill up our installation schedules. When the sun is shinning you certainly don’t hear us complaining as we love being out and about keeping our eyes peeled for exciting, new displays and pop-ups.

This week involved a Bright Leaf first as we had our sea legs on whilst setting up an event on the Thames – (check out our previous blog post for more details regarding this one) – this event set up involved over 200 outdoor plants and numerous armchairs, benches and sofas which made for a very zen chill out area.

Whilst on the Thames we couldn’t stop looking at the London skyline, ever changing with new buildings and new shapes cropping up all the time. A feats for the eyes!

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Bright Leaf have been event decorating this week…on the Thames!

We supported We are the Park, a fab creative agency who specialise in branded experiences this week installing a vertical, living garden along with soft furnishing and furniture for the ‘runWestin’ Hotel event which took place on The Yacht at Temple Pier.

More details coming soon…but for now check out the photos following our installation.

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Week 21 – MAY 2018

This week Team Bright Leaf have been preparing pitches, visual concepts and producing bespoke props for various events around London in the coming weeks. We are really proud to be helping support VM treatments and event decoration as it’s one of our favourite things to do. Our studio is bursting at the seams with all manner of furniture, florals and graphics in preparation for these upcoming events which we can’t wait to talk to you about…the first is next week so we can reveal some more details soon.

We’ve also ben producing vinyls and graphics, allocating and packaging over 200 parcels for an international roll out of Sale POS – it’s that time of year after all…

Although we are busy here in the studio we always make time to feed our inner creatives- so this weekend we are heading to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (last day is this Saturday). There’s nothing better than getting close to nature (biophilia is the technical term) to feel calm, happy and recharged!

Check out out weeks update below and if you have any events or concept ideas you’d like to develop get in touch and we’d be more than happy to chat through your requirements.

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Week 20 – MAY 2018

In a week where the news is saturated with Royal Wedding reports and preparations we’ve been busy ourselves preparing for summer installations coming up in the next few weeks.

Events (such as a Royal Wedding) take the upmost precision in terms of planning and organising which is why we like to start early with checklists and critical paths prior to an event – and that’s the same process whether for a small window install or a full on conceptual design exhibition stand. Outdoor events take a little more prep too as we need to ensure all RAM documents and Health and Safety checks are complete, especially when the projects involve the general public. We’re really looking forward to sharing more details of these events later this month.

In the meantime check out the below musings from this week and why not take a look at other entries on our blog featuring details from our recent work with House of Fraser and Uniqlo.

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Bright Leaf design and install the House of Fraser RWHS stand

We were recently honoured when we were asked to create a concept linking two prestigious brands together – House of Fraser and the Royal Windsor Horse Show – this year celebrating 75 years!

The brief was to design a stand concept which would allow HoF to promote their brand whilst remaining in keeping with the horse show theme. Their stand featured as part of the Royal Warrant Holder Association Tent.

Using the brand colours (black, pink and white) we produced five concepts all with a slight nod to the horse show – a horse shoe motif. The below concept was then selected as the HoF team loved the mix of colours and the repetition of the horse shoe across the back wall.

Below are our initial renders of the concept:

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The shell of the stand was provided by the event organisers. We skinned the shell using white finished MFC, white skirting and anthracite expo carpet. The greenery was made up using luxury panelled box hedge which not only wrapped the top of the stand but was also used to create the mannequin plinth and product plinths.

The horse shoes were cut from 5mm acrylic in hot pink, matt white and gloss white- each one individually fixed to the wall. We added small black caps to act as the screws. Pink cotton was used to top the storage banquettes and bespoke made frames featuring images of their most famous stores adorned the wall behind.

To finish off the walls we added the Royal Warrant from black cut vinyl and the House of Fraser branding in 5mm matt black acrylic lettering. Two screens were also popped up onto the wall playing a HoF presentation on repeat.

House of Fraser supplied further plinths and mannequins which were dressed to impress. The end result was eye catching and strong – the during install and finished product can be seen below.

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Regent Street showcase Architects window designs…

We were lucky enough to recently develop and produce the Red Deer window concept for Uniqlo Regent Street which formed part of the the annual Regent Street RIBA competition.

RIBA, for those of you who may not know, is the Royal Institute of British Architects so we were pretty excited to be working on such an interesting project.

You can find out more regarding the competition here.

‘The Regent Street RIBA Windows competition returns for its eighth year. The project sees some of Regent Street’s leading retailers, partnered with emerging and established RIBA Chartered Architects to create a series of unique shop windows on Regent Street and Regent Street St James’s.’

The window concept itself was very wholesome and natural – focusing on the wide collection of Linen now available to buy at Uniqlo in time for the summer season. Designed by Red Deer, we were tasked to bring their vision to life.

As advertised Red Deer have said ‘This installation celebrates the process behind the fabrication of linen which is a key material used in UNIQLO’s SS collection. Each tube represents a different stage of the evolution from flax seed to fabric and clothing. Texture, surface, grain and quality highlight the tactility of each stage, whilst the colours, hues and tones are also praised.’

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To construct the frame we used gorgeous pieces of oak (which we later stained) with routed out sections for LED lighting. The base rested on the window floor and the top section was hoisted up and hanged from the ceiling using steel wire.

The hanging (and standing) tubes were made from 5mm thick acrylic and each piece was bolted in position and filled with the various contents such as shirts, shredded linen, and even thousands of tiny flax seeds. The colours and textures really popped especially once the LED lighting was switched on.

Below are some of the initial drawings (courtesy of Red Deer) and our production cads along with photographs of the finished window.

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