Plane Structure are fabricators and installers of art, display furniture and bespoke joinery

9 August 2017

Grand Union studios

We’re building eight new artist studios for Grand Union, the gallery and studio space in Digbeth, Birmingham. Each studio will house a visual artist who will benefit from these new professional and secure working spaces.

 

www.grand-union.org.uk/studios/

3 June 2017

Graduate Fashion Week

Once again we’re working with Birmingham City University to fabricate and install their stand at Graduate Fashion Week. Here are shots as we installed the custom-built steel frame complete with flatscreen TVs, cladding, light-box and even a few swings! Graduate Fashion Week is the UK’s major showcase of young fashion talent, taking place in London’s Truman Brewery this June.

 

www.graduatefashionweek.com

30 May 2017

Doors for Birmingham Royal Ballet

This door is part of a set from Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Le Baiser de la fée, to be performed as part of a triple bill this June.

 

The existing door has been causing headaches for BRB’s production teams as it’s so heavy – this causes problems for technical staff who need to move set pieces around easily during a production – and so Plane Structure were commissioned to remake the doors to a lighter spec. Our version replaces the heavy timber original with a lighter-weight aluminium structure, clad with thin ply-wood.

 

Three Short Story Ballets is appearing at Birmingham Hippodrome in June 2017.

1 May 2017

Prototyping furniture for Ikon’s Slow Boat

Ikon Gallery has commissioned Plane Structure to design and build a set of tables, chairs and benches for its Slow Boat – a 72 foot narrow boat that is used for art installations, talks and projects.

 

We’ve been prototyping a few ideas inspired by Birmingham’s canal heritage – we’re thinking of incorporating brass trim and a classic diamond motif into the contemporary-shaped furniture.

15 April 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet lightbox

This is a lightbox used by Birmingham Royal Ballet as part of a stage-set to  give three different sizes of moon. The three different segments can be closed or open to give the impression of a looming lunar object.