Tuesday
Jul042017

Where Heroes Become Champions

The ICC Champions Trophy is an exclusive tournament where the best cricketers in the world are pitched against each other in an intense 15 day series of matches.

Sports brand agency Matta devised the inspirational campaign surrounding the games, which communicated that the ‘heroes’ of the cricketing world were descending on England, to battle it out and see who really was the reigning champion.

As part of the campaign to promote the tournament and engage the public, Matta approached Berry Place to devise an interactive installation for the tournament and pre-tournament trophy tour.

The concept characterises the British tale when King Arthur withdrew the sword from the stone to take part in a tournament, only this time it would be a cricket bat that would set the successful candidate apart from the rest and endow them with champion status.

Fans are encouraged to try and lift the legendary golden bat from the stone, but will find it impossible to budge. When a hero comes along, (an ICC Champions player), will they be able to release it..? a fun activity and great picture opportunity for fans during the tournament.

Although a new enquiry for Berry Place, similar rigs have been created before with swords and hammers, but using a cricket bat came with its own set of challenges. Not to go into too much detail and spoil the magic, the prop was designed to dismantle and fold up for easy transportation to its next match event.



Client: MATTA

Tuesday
Jun272017

City & Guilds Lion Awards 2017

City & Guilds provides world leading services for educational and commercial training, helping individuals develop their skills and unlock their potential to progress to their chosen career.

The Lion Awards – City & Guilds most prestigious awards, and often referred to as “Oscars of skills education”, serve to inspire those in further education, but also recognise training providers that have “gone the extra mile” to help their students achieve.

On June 15th, the Lion Awards ceremony took place at London’s delightful Kensington Roof Gardens, hosted by City & Guilds own Kirstie Donnelly who was joined by presenter Louise Minchin (BBC breakfast and Celebrity MasterChef).

This year, Berry Place not only supplied the trophies for the sixth consecutive year, in the familiar but substantial guise of digitally printed and engraved acrylic, but was also called upon to recreate the City & Guilds Lion motif as a podium sculpture for the ceremony.

Also constructed from digitally printed acrylic to complement the trophies, the 1.4m tall Lion was assembled from layers of sheet acrylic to give it greater dimension, and to provide discreet support from a hidden aluminium armature.




“I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you. The lion sculpture was absolutely amazing!

The clients at City & Guilds were delighted with it, so much so, they’re all now fighting over whose office it will go in!

Anyway, it was a massive hit and I know you went through several designs to get it looking that beautiful and being actually portable, so thank you”.

Louise Stevens - Ballistic Events

Client: Ballistic Events / City & Guilds

Wednesday
Jun072017

Tuesday
May162017

Friday
Jan272017

Oversized Parker Nibs @ Selfridges

In collaboration with Mad About Design, Berry Place created oversized calligraphy nibs for Parker as part of a display in the prominent Selfridges tank windows, located near the entrance to the store.

The pen nibs were constructed out of etched gold plated brass and were suspended to create a memorable and detailed window display.


 
Client – Mad About Design
Thursday
Jan262017

Designer Maker User @ Design Museum

Working in collaboration with Clay Interactive, Berry Place produced a number of interactive props for the Design and Materials exhibit at  Designer Maker User – an exhibition featuring almost one thousand items of twentieth and twenty-first century design, viewed through the angles of the designer, manufacturer and user.

Each material sample contains an embedded RFID tag for the visitor to decide the most suitable choice of material for the suggested object – whether it’s a bicycle, cutlery or a toddler’s toy.

More information available at: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/designer-maker-user#sthash.j1dcrbV4.dpuf

Client – Clay
Tuesday
Jan172017

Calling Experienced Model Makers

It's a busy start to the year at Berry Place and we are looking for experienced model makers with good finishing skills to start immediately.

Please email hello@berryplace.co.uk

Wednesday
Dec142016

BT SPORT ACTION WOMAN AWARDS

A massive congratulations to Rachel Atherton (BT Sport Action Woman 2016), the GB Hockey team (BT Sport Action Woman Team of the Year) and Katherine Grainger CBE (BT Sport Action Woman Lifetime Achievement), as well as all those nominated for this year’s awards.

Berry Place is delighted to have designed and manufactured the new BT Sport Action Woman 2016 awards, which celebrate the ten most exceptional sporting performances by British female athletes throughout 2016.

BT Sport presenter Clare Balding said: “We are proud to celebrate and recognise the efforts of these incredible women and their achievements in 2016.  Rachel Atherton’s phenomenal skills, desire and total domination of downhill mountain biking make her a fully deserved winner. The GB Hockey teams Gold in Rio was truly one of the year’s highlights, and it’s fantastic to recognise the  inspirational Katherine Grainger and her sporting success over the past two decades.  BT Sport is committed to celebrating the success of female athletes and our shortlist this year proves that female sport continues to grow.”

More information here:

http://sport.bt.com/action-woman-01363810554207

https://dirtmountainbike.com/news/rachel-atherton-wins-bt-sport-action-woman-award.html


Tuesday
Jul262016

Barefoot Wine - Scales of Gra-TOE-tude

This year marks the ninth instalment of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in the UK, which has seen over six thousand volunteers remove approximately thirteen tonnes of marine litter from fifty-two beaches across the UK – including Brighton, Southend, Whitley Bay and Portobello Beach.

This year Berry Place created oversized scales in collaboration with Mischief PR. The 'Scales of Gra-TOE-tude' were used to weigh the amount of litter collected against its weight in wine.

Several important aspects were taken into consideration when creating the scales. Firstly, we needed to ensure we were using the most environmentally-conscious processes possible, including eco-friendly materials and water-based paints. Secondly, we were aware that the scales would need to potentially stand on an uneven surface - with added weight. Finally, we needed to ensure the scales could be dismantled for easy portability.

Olga Senkina, Barefoot Wine Marketing Director said of the event "we think there’s nothing better than to spread local love and are eager to head to Brighton to help the local community clean up their beach. I am sure the fun competitive element will encourage volunteers to collect even more litter than last year. Of course, we will celebrate the hard work of all the volunteers by raising a toe-st with our Barefoot Wine!"

More than a beach clean these events are about fun and enjoyment, with competitions and a lot of wine!

Clients – Mischief PR, Barefoot Wine

 
Monday
Jul042016

Toro Rosso Casio Edifice (EQB-500DB): Father’s Day + European Grand Prix Launch

Timed perfectly for Father’s Day and the European Grand Prix, Casio and Formula One team Toro Rosso united to launch the limited-edition EQB-500DB, a modern watch taking inspiration from motorsports concepts.

In collaboration with creative agency Shine, Berry Place produced premium packaging in time for the official launch at precisely 13:00pm BST on Sunday 19th June 2016, more memorably, Father’s Day.

Franz Tost, Team Principal of Scuderia Toro Rosso said “We’re delighted to celebrate our partnership with Casio Edifice in such a creative way. It’s fantastic to see this project coming together and the perfectly designed EQB-500DB encased within the carbon fibre of our factory. A perfect way to celebrate both Father’s Day and the European Grand Prix in Baku.”

The carbon fibre used by Berry Place to create the boxes was supplied by Toro Rosso, adding a truly authentic touch to the packaging. Branding details were then applied by laser-etching onto the lid panel.

Casio's UK Head of Marketing Tim Gould said: "We are thrilled that we can bring together the style and precision of both the motorsports environment and the EQB-500DB watch through the creation of these limited edition cases.”

Truly the ultimate Father’s Day gift for any racing enthusiast!

Client - Shine
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