For over a month Phillips Plastics Client; Capital Models workshop was taken over by huge cardboard blocks of all shapes and sizes. These were slowly assembled and mounted on wheels, thus being transformed into carts used by Europe foremost interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists BDP to celebrate its 50 years.
The BDP 61/11 exhibition celebrates the 50 years of BDP’s life and the exhibition at the RIBA celebrates BDP’s multi-disciplinary success. BDP’s founder was George Grenfell-Baines who lived in Preston where the company originated and whose father Ernest Baines was a railwayman. It is this link that lead us to design a wagon train for the exhibition to house the models and charettes to house the graphics. The material choice was purely for a sustainable reasons and the recycled look of the train creates as much intrigue as the information contained within it. Let’s just hope that as the “wagon train” leaves London and weaves its way up to Manchester it is admired as much as it has been in the RIBA.
Phillips Plastics were on hand to manufacture Capital Models bespoke corrugated card requirements for the project. If you have a bespoke requirement in corrugated card, polypropylene or board please call one of the Phillips Plastics sales team on 0845 4567 007.
More information can be found about the exhibition on the BDP website here.
Preparations going on at Phillips Plastics today for tomorrow’s Open Day, where we hope to be announcing the 2011 ‘My Plastic Idea’ Design Competition – What is going to lie in store for customers this year – I wonder?
The Winners will be announced and winning ideas displayed at the ‘Phillips Plastics’ Customer Open day on May 12, 2011
If you would like to attend please call the showroom on 0845 4567 007 otherwise a full list of winners will be available on this blog.
Turn a pot of pens on a desk into a decorative vase of flowers - well not quite, but a decorative promotional vase of flowers which are also pens! These litho printed polypropylene flowers not only make a great desk decoration, but ensure your companies spring advertising promotions stay firmly front of mind. We think they would be great for charity donation gifts in a point of sale display or to promote a florist or garden centre. They are also made perfectly to fit in the VW beetle flower holder and sure never to die!
If you would like to commission any of the ideas on this site or use them for promotional purposes please call Phillips Plastics on 0845 4567 007.
The creative’s have been at it again! No sooner had the snow fallen before the design team have fashioned a handy ice scraper and this rather nifty snow shovel out of a single sheet of ‘Tuff’ Polypropylene.
The material is called ‘Tuff’ and is used for the Phillips Plastics Tuff file see video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7RcobFkug.
It is cut out of a single flat sheet of 2.5 mm think made of 88% expanded recycled polypropylene with a virgin layer of polypropylene coating which can be printed on with your company logos or colours. No gluing or fixing is required the nifty Snow shovel is light, easy to use and can be stored flat. Another ingenious solution thanks to Phillips Plastics and Polypropylene!
Brief: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare approached Phillips to produce an ‘add on’ back display for an existing injected moulded unit. These tiered units were used to promote their Chapstick range in pharmacies & supermarkets throughout the UK but were too generic in design & print. They needed a way to push a certain Chapstick flavour at a certain time of the year (season).
Solution1: Our design team produced a set of displays that could easily be ‘clicked’ onto the existing units & along with the customers’ litho printed graphics, the end result was a vibrant range of flowers & trees that suited the individual season, so the end user could pick & choose the relevant display.
Solution 2: From that success our customer set us another challenge & asked if Phillips could come up with a design solution to manufacture the Chapstick display here in the UK. Again our design team set to work, mocked up some samples for the customer to approve & after a few tweaks here & there, produced the finished Chapstick Tower, designed to hold over 200 sticks but with the minimum of footprints. The design also enabled the tower to be easily refilled on site.
Design: The towers are made out of polypropylene which can be litho printed directly with any 4 colour process image or branding that the customer can imagine. They can be sent flat packed, easily assembled and gave the customer a considerable cost saving.
Result: The first wave of Towers were launched back in early 2007. These were produced to imitate a Chapstick with the addition of a dispensing unit at the base of the tower & had printing to match the original flavours’ packaging. Since then sales of the product have boomed! This year our customer placed a substantial order to promote a new flavour of Chapstick & tie in with a new DreamWorks film. With the Quantity involved & the imminent release of the film, we had all hands on deck to meet the deadline. Our customer created some striking artwork & the finished towers looked fantastic!