With Christmas now fast approaching, the Footprint team have taken a brief moment to reflect on a busy year. We’ve been fortunate to work on some fun and very enviable project briefs in 2017 – a few highlights of which we’d like to briefly share with you now.
Thank you to all of our clients, colleagues, and collaborators for your continued support. For those new to Footprint reading this, we look forward to meeting you soon, and to us hopefully creating immersive, memorable experiences together in 2018!
2017 has seen Footprint bring to life a healthy mix of Audience Experiences and creative production for global events (along with some very local ones too!), leading theatre stages, film and TV sets, festivals, brands and retailers, offices and homes.
Aside from our day to day work we have been delighted to see our Footprint Xchange events and talks programme go from strength to strength (a separate review will follow!), with thanks to your continued support and a fabulous group of speakers. Thank you all.
We are also very proud in recent weeks to have secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with London Southbank university. This important Government funded initiative has been over 18 months in negotiation, and will see Footprint, the University, and a number of our clients work in partnership to explore exciting developments in integrated physical and digital experience. Watch this (immersive) space…!
From our Studio and Workshops we have brought to life a stellar selection of installations; from superbly imaginative briefs from our friends at Merlin Entertainments (including Shrek’s Adventure), exhibition stands at EdExel, to oversized Bus Shelters for the Freee Art Collective (Milton Keynes Gallery),… and an especially glittery carnival stage for Pride in Hull 2017!
On the retail and brand experience front, our talented teams brought to life The Brooklyn Brothers and Satore Studio’s stunning pavilion design for Jaguar Land Rover (Hay Festival and Tech Festival), created sleek trade stand furniture for country fashion boutique Really Wild, a pop-up installation for ‘The Code’ at Ad Week 2017 with Bharat & Jean, and also squeezed in to the schedule a unique, fully immersive trade stand for ourselves at this year’s VM & Display Show.
Theatre critics and audiences have been absorbed by our scenic production (N.B. not just the likes of Robert Lindsay and Christian Slater being on stage around them!) for Prism (Hampstead Theatre), Private Lives (London Classic Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross (Playhouse Theatre), and Bestman (Bill Kenwright Productions). On screen our work has been seen by the audiences of Robbie Williams, Big Brother, Amazon & Channel 4 (for Philip K Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’ series), and that near ‘unknown channel’… YouTube! Tune in to the forthcoming series of Marcella to see our work on screen in the coming months.
Our international travels have taken us to many exciting places – including Baku (for the fabulous Opening Ceremony of this year’s Islamic Solidarity Games), to smaller hops in to Europe for Parisian gallery installations with Muster, and backstage video shoots and main stage with Coldplay!
Closer to home, the now firmly established London Summer evening pop-up ‘Franks Cafe‘ (Peckham) and super Dulwich Picture Gallery have been furnished by Footprint. Our sister company, commercial furniture producer Modoola, has fitted out offices in the smartest of tech businesses in Berlin (Unu Motors), and for LADbible in Manchester. Designer Vinny Smith worked alongside Modoola to create a custom design, which has since been awarded the Best Commercial Design at the Northern Design Awards!
I’m sure like yourselves, it’s almost time for a brief, but well-deserved break… however we are still ready, able and keen to discuss any quick projects you may have to finish the year, or to plan for the start of 2018.
Whatever your plans, have a fun December, a peaceful Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year!
Danny, Agnes, and all of the Footprint team