Team Building @ Bowlplex

Great team building trip to the bowlplex Brighton marina last night. Well done Henri For getting the top score . Thank you Jane and Allen for footing the bill and a big thank you to Ginette Firstly for organising It And secondly Complaining about the computer crashing Getting us A free game and a free round of drinks. A great night all round Thank you to all got involved.

Acrylic Magazine rack

This stylish magazine rack would look good beside any comfy chair. I love the way it’s made to look, like the leaves of a book thats flopped open. Each leaf has been curved to look paper like, this is done using an oven. The acrylic is heated until pliable, then quickly placed on to a former. Each leaf is then attached to the spine, making three compartments for magazines. This particular rack is made from 5mm red translucent acrylic, but it could be made in any available coloured acrylic. A great well thought out design, that looks the part, functional and stylish.
Shaun

Modern Designer Furniture

This design uses the different materials beautifully. I love the way the curved wooden base has two slots to take the frame of a chair, as it slides through the slots the seat becomes upright or reclines making this a very versatile statement piece. The base itself is probably made from MDF, clad in real wood veneer then given a very highly polished finish. The frame, which has a matching but opposite curve to the base, looks to be crafted from stainless steel or chrome tube again with a highly polished finish. To top it all off the individual upholstered bolsters sit perfectly spaced along the top of the frame, giving support and comfort as well as a fantastic look. We are currently looking at using all of these materials with acrylic to form some of our own pieces in the future – watch this space!
Shaun.

Clearly Modern

Doll Display Case

It’s not every day that I get to spend with ten air hostesses! Mind you some of them were pretty old, two of the girls fly with B.O.A.C (British Overseas Airways Corporation). This later became British Airways, the rest belong to various other airlines, some old, some right up to the present day uniforms. We were given the job of building a display case to show these Sindy dolls off, our customer told us which order they would like the collection to stand in. The first problem was to find a way of attaching the dolls to the case, this needed to be done so each doll would stand at the correct height, also so the fixing point would not be too visible and spoil the display. Our customer was very happy with the outcome, more importantly though, I had a great day playing with ten trolley dolleys.
Shaun

Acrylic Table

This contempory table looks amazing, it’s cleverly made to look like a circular occasional table, drapped in a table cloth. Made from completely clear acrylic, the four lower drapes make the feet. This table is formed using one sheet of acrylic, this is heated until pliable in an oven, then carefully laid over a circular former, this gives the impression of the table top. The acrylic is then pulled and pushed to imitate the folds of a table cloth, the four corners, which when drapped are the longest pieces, are then folded right at the ends to form feet, making it look like the fabric gently touches the floor. When the acrylic has cooled, the circular former can be removed, and there you have a tablecloth table. A superb modern design, very cleverly produced, that would grace any room.
Shaun

Home Office Designer Desks

How simple can a desk be? Not much more than this, just two legs and a top moulded into one piece. The lines look so clean, up, over and down, only breaking for the foot detail. I think white really suits this piece but it could be made from coloured acrylic, either a single colour or a mixture? Maybe two tone would work? It certainly would be possible to make bespoke for any customer’s colour scheme. This version is probably made from mdf, spray painted, lacquered then polished to a high gloss finish. I love the three hidden drawers, evenly spaced along the top without any handles to spoil the lines. The inside of the piece would be hollow allowing for cable management channels to travel through the body of the desk. The design looks so sleek, a stunning and practical edition to any home/office, we will be looking more at this type of design for the future.

Shaun.

Clearly Modern

Curved Acrylic Chair

The lines of this chair flow beautifully down to the base, the lazy curves look stunning and they are not that easy to achieve. The first time I saw this chair I was unsure of its construction method, it almost looks impossible to make. It is formed from one piece of acrylic and cleverly bent into shape, these wide curves can only be achieved using an oven, heating the whole piece of acrylic until it is pliable enough to drape over a former. Not an easy process, and certainly not guaranteed to work perfectly every time. I love the way the two pieces make the back of the chair, forming a perfect triangle when they meet. These pieces would originally have lain either side of the leg, when it was a complete sheet. As the seat is bent forward, the two pieces are bent up to meet around the back, this pulls a natural curve to the seat, making it comfortable to sit on.

Shaun

Clearly Modern

Turn The Furniture Into The Light!

A simple but effective way of brightening up any room, turn the furniture into the light! The options for this are endless – shown here in blue but it could be bright white, red or green as static colours to suit your decor or company theme. A colour changing lights pack is also available which goes through the whole spectrum, either flashing from colour to colour or a slow fade, changing the mood of any room. Made from frosted opal acrylic as we would any light box or plinth, this is a very simply constructed piece made from basic square shapes, it is just brought alive when lit. For comfort it has an upholstered cushion seat and separate back. LED lighting already features in some of our furniture range and plays a big part in a lot of our bespoke projects, the future’s bright.
Shaun

Clearly Modern

Space Invaders Acrylic Sofa

Now you can play Space Invaders whilst sitting upon one of them. This sofa is designed in the Bauhaus style, to look like one of the pixelated martians from the classic 80’s game. Made in black and white, this sleek piece of furniture is both fun and functional. Designed by Igor Chak, this version is mainly finished in leather, with memory foam cushions and two glass panel inserts. The attention to detail is obvious, I love the two holes that go right through the back, making the invader’s eyes. The feet also stand out for me, square hollow tubes that are fixed together offset, to give a pixel look. The whole thing looks stunning and could quite easily be made from coloured acrylic. Definitely want one of these in my games room, when I get one of those!
Shaun

Clearly Modern