Neon Circus, a look back at 2015.
Another exciting year for the Neon Circus team. As we roll into 2016 we would like to share with you some of our favourite select projects from throughout 2015.
THIS IS XYZ, NIKE ACG
Fabricated for an event @ Nikelab 1948, London. White and orange neon mounted to a black stove enamelled box with vinyl decal. Cables and transformers hidden within the box. CNC profiled acrylic cover with flame polished edges and standoffs.
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, ALL OF THIS BELONGS TO YOU
#ThisBelongsToYou Large scale neon installation mounted to a lightweight aluminium frame. Designed & installed with no invasive fixings to the Grade 1 listed building.
STELLA MCCARTNEY, HELLO LOVE FESTIVAL
Pink neon heart mounted to CNC profiled sandwiched acrylic with flame polished edges. Fabricated then donated by Neon Circus Ltd for charity to Stella McCartney. Featured at the Hello Love festival. Photo credit Matt Leach. http://mattleach.pixieset.com/hellolovefestival/
Famous fashion designer Stella McCartney has teamed up with a breast cancer survivor to design a bright pink mastectomy bra for the masses.
STELLA MCCARTNEY, SEASONAL WINDOWS
Spring:These plywood and aluminium boxes each housed an array of bulbs which were controlled to animate the windows of Stella McCartney’s London stores.
Summer: MDF Carcasses to house television screens which would be hung in the store windows. The boxes were rendered with a thin layer of concrete to give the impression of being giant solid blocks.
Autumn: These individually illuminated birch ply compartments were produced on our CNC router, and held in position with edge polished clear acrylic to give the illusion of them floating unsupported in the windows. All the lights used were low energy LED or compact fluorescent bulbs.
Winter: An Autumn campaign for Stella McCartney promoting her Fur free Fur range, a line with the look and feel of fur, but without the cost of life to animals in the fur trade. Neon circus created these industrial style displays using scaffold and handrail fixtures, flat cut brushed and mirror letters with animated LED bulbs for her stores worldwide.
MARTIN CREED, WORK NO. 2316
Multicoloured COCONUTS mounted on frame. Featured at current exhibition @ Kunsthalle Vogelmann – Germany.
LAGAN WEIR BRIDGE
Over 250 individually controlled, colour changing LED light fixtures, including continuous in-handrail linear, wall washers and in-ground markers. All manufactured by Neon Circus to a bespoke specification. Our control system allows remote control for the client from touchscreen tablets and allows for simple, static colour scenes or complex animations.
SEEN PRESENTS, A STRONGER YOU STARTS HERE
This piece formed the focal point of Nike’s for their flagship store in the UK: Niketown London. Neon circus were commissioned to design and fabricate this multi-tiered chandelier piece. Composed of timber, concrete laminate, rolled and fabricated steel frames, neon and fluorescents (and an elaborate rigging system) our team overcame loading constraints on the existing lighting truss by creating structural rigging points to the building’s structural steelwork concealed up behind the ceiling.
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, WITH THE BAND
12mm Ø glass mounted to 8mm acrylic and black box section frame. Marriot International in concert with Universal Music Group
WILLIAMS MURRAY HAMM, JOIN THE REBEL ALLIANCE
Fabricated and installed for award winning multidisciplinary design company Williams Murray Hamm, London branch. Ruby red glass, scripted style.
THINKING MAKES IT SO, NEON ADVENTURES
Fabricated and installed at their main office in London. 10mm clear blue glass.
We created this bespoke continuous curved under-bench LED lighting in RGBW for Conway Square in Newtonards. Each bench is individually controllable by our DMX system that has remote access and control from any phone or tablet. Our DMX system also controls the RGBW wall washers and all of the white lighting in the square.
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, The Sweet Smell of Excess, 2015
enamelled steel, neon tube, LED lights, electronic sequencer, transformer 240 volts
Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Forever pink and yellow, 2015
330 warm white reflector caps, lamps and holders, yellow/pink neon, matte whited stoved enamelled aluminium, 7 neon transformers, 4 x 3-channel DMX decoders, DMX blue box and power supply.