"We are visual engineers; always keen for a challenge, no matter how large or small..."

INDIBOO's construction division is a collaboration of craftspeople, artists and specialist tradespeople who work together with our directors to design, create and build stunning studio sets, smaller-scale backdrops, props and creative installations - primarily for advertising, commercial and performative use.

With a vast combined skill-set, we draw on expertise from traditional trades such as carpentry, plastering and metalwork, alongside theatrical practices such as model making and scenic painting. We are visual engineers; always keen for a challenge, no matter how large or small.

Our work can range in scale and complexity from a project requiring expertly crafted hessian boxes upon which to photograph a campaign for designer shoes through to an extensive studio-based room set build comprising of multiple individually designed bathrooms, each with fully functional plumbing and running water. The bottom line is our attention to detail and commitment to working across the creative industries to build a portfolio of inspirational construction work that ultimately helps you sell your product or message, be that commercial or artistic.

 

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Studio Sets

Our studio sets are usually built to mimic the appearance of a real interior or exterior space allowing creatives to model and style a bespoke structure that makes for easier photography or filming. They can also provide an abstract background for conceptual and editorial work. 

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Small scale & Backdrops

Smaller scale work often involves the creation of crafted backdrops upon which a product can be shot. These can vary in size and detail from plinths, studio flats or covered surfaces to handmade props and furniture. Our talented team can bring any design to life.

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Theatre & installations

INDIBOO build small-medium scale theatrical sets for use in performance work. We also take commissions to design and create public and corporate installations using various materials and technology. These have ranged from a large hand painted canvas to a video diary booth. 

 

Studio Sets

Our studio sets are usually built to mimic the appearance of a real interior or exterior space allowing creatives to model and style a bespoke structure that makes for easier photography or filming. They can also provide an abstract background for conceptual and editorial work.


 

Room sets - Brown dog agency for Amtico Flooring

This project comprised of multiple room sets that required a number of fast flips throughout the shoot. This meant that the sets were dismantled and re-purposed for further shots, so time management was of the essence on this one. Brown Dog Agency were a pleasure to work with - such a great eye for sophisticated, high-design and interior decor. We were really pleased with the outcome and think that the Amtico Flooring (the product) looks fabulous.


room sets for SpiTFIRE Studio

"I have an interesting idea for a showreel shoot for you..." Thats how this amazing build began. Bringing to life Spitfire Studios' avant garde vision was an absolute joy to work on.

Three sets, three themes - including hidden doors, courgettes, seafood and a space-age illuminated ceiling. All topped off with a human skull! Definitely one of INDIBOO's favourites.

Concept and Artistic Direction by Spitfire Studio

Videography by Dimension2

Photography by Rob Smalley, Scene Photography


Room sets - together agency for bathroom brands

A toughy but a goody, this commission of multiple bathroom sets come to us from the lovely people at Together Agency. We constructed eight bathrooms with fully functioning showers for video and photography. Working across three different brand identities, we created room sets to fulfil the requirements of each brief.


 

Small Scale and Backdrops

Smaller scale work often involves the creation of crafted backdrops upon which a product can be shot. They can vary from plinths, studio flats and covered surfaces to handmade props and furniture. Our talented team can bring any design to life.

 

Denby Pottery for Dimension2

This multi-element project was a pleasure to work on. Denby Pottery's 'Natural Canvas' range was the star of the show, with the campaign being shot against a variety of bespoke backdrops and cubes handcrafted by us. In additional to the product shots, we were also briefed to construct a series of white display plinths to recreate the sense of a museum or gallery space. The plinths were then used to display Denby Pottery's historic archive of key items of value and importance.  Dimension2 shot a documentary film that explored the archive, telling a fascinating story about the development of Denby's craft throughout the ages.


Window set for welsh lamb

This project involved building a stylised series of window sets for a Welsh Lamb food shoot. The hero shot shows the rustic themed scene which required us to source and build an aged window, complimented with lime rendered walls to bring an authentic country feel to the imagery.


Fashion set for store 21

Clothing brand, Store 21, commissioned INDIBOO to construct this fantastic small-scale set for their Autumn/Winter collection. Working from a tight brief using a range of scenic painting techniques, were excited to create the shimmering, metallic finish against the asymmetrical panels. 


 

Performance and Installations

INDIBOO build small to medium scale theatrical sets for use in performance work. We also take commissions to design and create public and corporate installations using a variety of materials and technology. These have ranged from a large hand painted canvas to a video diary booth. 

 
 

Digitopia set for Tom Dale Company

Tom Dale Company create extraordinary performances that bring together urban contemporary dance, electronic music and digital art. INDIBOO were commissioned to build the set for Digitopia’s visually stunning integration of live dance and digital technology. Comprising of five aluminium 3D triangles clad in black lycra; the set both interlinks to create a stunning angular backdrop as well as three mobile components, enabling the dancers to move the pieces to their own choreographic score. Alongside the main set, INDIBOO also constructed a series of interactive pods incorporating technology developed by the University of Nottingham. These formed part of number of foyer activities, designed to engage audiences further. The piece toured nationally culminating in a performance at London's Sadlers Wells.

Choreography: Tom Dale, Performers: Joshua Smith & Maria Olga Palliani, Digital Media Artist: Barret Hodgson, Interactive, Media Artist: Noel Murphy, Composer: Jo Wills, Set & Costume Design: Simon Daw, Lighting Designer: Richard Statham
Producer: Claire Summerfield, Dramaturg: Andy Manley. 

Photo by Chris Nash.


hand painted canvas backdrop for FORMat17 international photography Festival

FORMAT International Photography Festival was established in 2004 and today it is one of the UK's leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. 

 

 

As part of the festival's 2017 edition, INDIBOO were commissioned by QUAD to create this installation at Derby Museum and Art Gallery to support an exhibition celebrating the150th anniversary of W.W. Winter Photography Studio. The brief was to recreate a traditional hand painted scene, typical of those featured in Victorian portraiture. Visitors attending the festival were able to pose for selfies, making a direct comparison to the original reference images.

 Photo by W.W. Winter                                                            Photo by Lottie Davies


outdoor display pods for excavate theatre

Part of Excavate Theatre's wider historical project on the Chilwell Munitions Tragedy, this public installation was built in conjunction with Theatre Designer, Dorrie Scott.

Located in Beeston town centre, the build consisted of a series of triangular visual display pods, mounted with vinyl print alongside a collection of twelve audio interviews.

 

Photo by Andy Barrett.