Designed with the client the dress movement and made the mechanics for use in a sage performance. See the dress on stage in action. “There are some fantastic coup de théâtre moments: the dress that moves by itself, twisting into new shapes as if possessed, like an haute couture version of Alien”Evening Standard “dresses which … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan, Gravity Fatigue, Sadler’s Wells Theatre 2015→
Short Christmas film with Anya Hindmarch based on the Cascade show we did in 2013. A pyramid of dominoes with lifting doors and a rotating drum. Pyramid build by Mr Domino’s -Robin Weijers team from Amsterdam.
Another fun but edgy show with my team. Cascade featured an extraordinary display of, 55,000 cascading dominoes that magically triggered bags to rise from hidden locations. After we had installed the animatronics we left the dominos builders for 5 days until the day of the show. All was good until we almost had a guest in … Continue reading Anya Hindmarch: Cascade→
Another collaboration with Anya’s creative team and set construction by Diagon. This show had ten rooms with animatronic effects and influenced by pop-up books. Movements controlled by my team of fifteen effects builders from behind the sets.
This was my first project working together with Anya, Bevin Roper and the team. They wanted to introduce theatre and mechanical movement to a hand bag fashion launch. Andrew Roberts and myself were to help design and guide what mechanical effects could be possible for Michael Howells to include in his set designs. On the … Continue reading Anya Hindmarch: All I Ever Wanted AW12→
A very big challenge this job, for an art project ‘I am sad Leyla‘ by Hussein Chalayan, and displayed at ‘Galerist’ in Istanbul, the team made a wig that and changed styles . Fringe and hair length grew and reversed again. We had layers of scull caps with to cope with the different styles and … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan: Wig→
Mechanical hand bag with singing bird, I had experts introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes at Automatomania in Scotland who also did the feathering. Electronics was by David Buckley in Manchester and the fantastic making off film below was by Dee Koppang.