Inplas - Bespoke Proejcts

At Inplas we are always excited to work on projects that enable us to push the boundaries of Perspex and acrylic design and fabrication. We continually strive to offer our clients the highest quality of service, drawing on our full range of machining facilities to enable rapid turn around. Our attention to fine detail and quality has resulted in many stunning examples of acrylic fabrication. We encourage clients to visit our modern factory to see our huge portfolio of work and the variety of industry sectors we have worked for.

Gin Trolley

Inplas worked with Quench Home Bars to create a stunning, luxury gin trolley. The bottle holders were fabricated in diamond-polished 10mm clear Perspex with exquisite UV-bonded joints, to compliment the high-gloss laminated birch plywood of the main body perfectly.

Gin Trolleu

Light Wall

Inplas worked with Signcraft to design and install this stunning light wall in the reception area at a prestigious London office.

The large light wall in Perspex® Polar Frost acrylic creates a dramatic, contemporary reception visible from the busy street, and Perspex® Polar Frost is also used to create futuristic linear lighting strips along the ceiling and floor guiding visitors through the reception area.

Light Wall

Film Memorabilia Display Cases

Reliquary is a beautiful desktop collection of small pieces of props, costumes and scenery from iconic film and TV in an acrylic frame.

Inplas worked with Reliquary to design and fabricate the acrylic cases. The case/frame is assembled from laser-cut cast acrylic sheets secured with steel pins/screws, inside which are five 'capsules'. Each capsule contains a small piece of a prop, a piece of set or a piece of an iconic costume from a cult film or TV show with a laser-etched label.

Film Memorabilia Display Cases

Leopard Sculptures

Inplas worked with artist Arran Gregory's to create the stunning leopard sculptures for his recent solo exhibition 'HUNT' at London's iconic Truman Brewery.

Found in the Russian Far East and northern borders of China, the Amur Leopard is the world’s most endangered big cat. It is estimated that few more than 60 remain in the wild and the artist created an life-sized installation depicting a third of those remaining in the wild.

Each leopard was created from a series of bespoke laser-cut silver mirror Acrylic pieces.

For enquiries and more information on AG's work please visit www.arrangregory.com.

Leopard Sculptures

Art Sculpture

Inplas worked with London-based artist Frances Richardson's on her latest sculpture entitled "Loss of object and bondage to it; Fig. 2".

The sculpture is the third public commission for ‘Sculpture at Bermondsey Square’, an initiative supported by Arts Council England, The National Lottery, Ideas Tap, Bermondsey Square Community Fund and Southwark Council.

Richardson’s commission pairs concrete canvas – a flexible concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, concrete layer – with perspex, a material that has a semblance with glass and a resonance with the architecture of the site. As with her previous work, she explores the feeling of melancholy present when a space is activated yet dormant.

15mm green glacier frost Perspex was machined, drilled and tapped in bespoke panels and then combined with the artist's painted concreate canvas drapes.

Cocktail Bar

Harper Collins – Laser-Cut & Etched Feature Panels and Display Cases

Inplas was heavily involved in creating the interior of the new Harper Collins HQ on the 16th floor of the Shard in London:

A variety of striking bespoke feature panels and display cases were created in a very short timeframe as Sarah McPhee, Head of Events Communications at Harper Collins, explains:

“From the very first time Warren answered the phone and assisted me regarding a very last minute fabrication job; I have felt incredibly fortunate that I have found such an honest, hardworking and remarkable company to work with on our new office design project.

No job is too big or small (literally) and the success of the company as a whole is certainly down to not only the capable leadership of hands-on boss Trevor, but also the dedication and can-do attitude of all who work there.

Laser-Cut & Etched Feature Panels

Warren and Trevor were constantly coming up with new ideas and finishes that they felt would fit our brief, and when presented some very tricky design and presentation problems which required creative solutions - at no point were we made to feel that we were being difficult or that we were asking too much.

We have ended up with some amazing pieces: luminescent laser cut designs and expertly crafted cases that hold some of our companies most important and historical archival treasures.

We would highly recommend Inplas for any fabrication work – we have thoroughly enjoyed our working relationship with them, and hope that it may continue in the future.”

Laser-Cut & Etched Feature Panels

Photography by Toby Madden

Cocktail Bar

Another stunning contemporary cocktail bar, featuring a 10mm crystal-encrusted black Perspex detail panel and 25mm clear Perspex shelves.

Cocktail Bar

London Skyline Table Centrepieces

Inplas fabricated these striking table centrepieces for an event hosted by the Mayor of London. Iconic buildings from the London skyline were laser-cut in vibrant coloured Perspex and mounted on a white Perspex base.

London Skyline Table Centrepieces

Concorde Dining Table

Inplas designed and manufactured a bespoke tabletop in 20mm clear Perspex which sits over two original Concorde engine combustion chambers to create a stunning dining table. The tabletop was precision designed to locate perfectly over the raised collars to prevent movement, and all the edges were highly polished to match sheen on the hand–polished combustion chambers. A truly unique piece to take pride of place in any English garden!

Concorde Dining Table

Architectural Model

Inplas laser engraved the intricate road layouts in the base panels of a scale model for a proposed housing development. The client added 3D-printed houses and underlit the panels with LED lighting to complete the stunning effect.

Architectural Model

Cocktail Bar

Quench design and manufacture luxury contemporary home bars. Inplas were commissioned to produce a bespoke acrylic panel for their new design 'Champagne & Crystals'. Made from 10mm thick gloss black acrylic, the panel would later be inset with over 200 Swarovski crystals.

Jonathan Green, Head of Design at Quench, commented, "Our bars are made to an exceptional standard. The challenge was to get each and every crystal to fit perfectly. With their expertise, depth of knowledge and attention to detail, Inplas achieved this with stunning results."

Cocktail Bar

Shield Artwork

Working again with Acrylicize, Inplas created this giant 3D version of Nuffield Health's shield logo for the reception area of their UK headquarters. Over 650 pieces of clear Perspex were individually laser-cut and UV bonded to the base to create the curved front and the backplate was finished with a reverse mounted graphic to add the logo colours.

Nuffield Health Shield Artwork

London Skyline Artwork

Inplas worked with artist Yoni Alter to create a modular sculpture of the London skyline. The Shard, The Gherkin, BT Tower, London Eye, Battersea Power Station, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Nelson’s Column and The New Bus for London were laser cut to to scale in blue, orange, red, green and yellow Fluoro Perspex. The elements can be moved around (between and along the slots) in the clear Perspex base to create different compositions and colour combinations and when placed on a tablet, or other light source, the pieces glow through the edges and through the etchings on both faces.

London Skyline Artwork

Brussels Sprout Batteries

Inplas worked with Designworks to create a series of unique Brussels sprout powered cells with enough power to illuminate an 8ft Christmas tree! The internal mounting rings and uprights were laser-cut in 6mm clear cast Perspex.

The project was devised by The Big Bang Young Scientists & Engineers team to rekindle children’s interest in engineering and Brussels sprouts, and the sprout battery has been a huge success and has so far appeared on ITV’s Daybreak and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, not to mention extensive coverage in print and online media channels.

Brussel Sprout Christmas Tree

The Beacon School Reception

Inplas designed and fabricated a bespoke desk and pigeon hole unit for the new reception area at The Beacon School, Chesham Bois. The body of the desk was fabricated from 20mm and 10mm solid white Perspex and finished with a burgundy red feature panel, laser-cut and bonded school logo and Alupanel kicker plate. The pigeonhole unit was also created using 10mm solid white Perspex to compliment the desk and continue the clean lines of the new reception.

The Beacon School Reception

Biological Research Cases

Inplas were approached by CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) to design and fabricate a range of new cases for their biological research.

CABI use the cases to grow and test insect/pathogen cultures to combat the spread of invasive weeds which arrive on our shores (either by accident or intentionally for horticultural purposes) without any of the natural enemies that keep the plants under control in their native environment.

Perspex is the ideal fabric for the cases as it is easy to monitor everything that is happening inside, the light penetrates through to plants and cultures, and it is robst and easy to clean. The cases often sit in a tray of water and directly under UV lights, resulting in a humid and warm environment, so Inplas found the most suitable non-toxic glue for these conditions (some glues contain fungicides and would be lethal to the pathogens).

CABI were delighted with the design process and finished cases:

"Inplas used their knowledge to redesign aspects of the old cages with improvements such as replacing the metal hinges with plastic ones and using a different locking mechanism, and came up with solutions for slotting the extender and cage units together. We received our prototypes and were able to set them up to see how they worked in-situ; a valuable exercise. Inplas were happy to accommodate some minor changes and suggest further improvements, and provided us with a final CAD drawing that we could show to our colleagues before moving forward.

The final production was swift, and our new cages have been finished to an excellent standard. Not only are they highly functional but they also look very impressive and are admired by everyone. Thanks to Inplas and the materials they have used, we can be assured that the cages will last us for many years. It’s also good to know that we can return to Inplas if we need more in the future."

Biological Research Cases

Mirror Sculptures

Working alongside sculptor/illustrator Arran Gregory, the core sculpture was hand crafted by the artist at his studio and then each acrylic mirror tile laser-cut to fit within it's precise dimensions.

Mirror Sculptures

The mirror wolf featured in the video for "Your Drums, Your Love" by Aluna George, shown below (the wolf appears around the 1 minute mark).

Entertainment Room

Working closely with Michael Jones Architects, Inplas designed and fabricated a series of illuminated shelving units for a private client's new entertainment room.

After a detailed site visit, the 10 custom shelving units and plasma TV surround (incorporating BOSE speakers) were created using Crystal Clear Frost Perspex with back panels in Polar Frost Opal Perspex to dissipate the light and reduce hotspots from the colour-washing LED lighting. The lighting can be set to a single colour or allowed to cycle through a spectrum of colour. Custom, brushed stainless steel fixings were used to float the units off the wall.

Entertainment Room

KMPG Sculpture

Inplas worked closely with artist Claire Knapp to create a stunning contemporary sculpture to add colour and movement to the new reception area at KMPG's UK headquarters in Watford.

Discs of red (4401), blue (7703) and yellow (2202) transparent Perspex were laser cut into spirals and then individually stretched and thermoformed before being intertwined to create the sculpture. Each spiral was also laser etched with the KPMG mottos 'Global mindset', 'Value adding', 'Passionate' and 'Forward thinking' and the spirals float on a system of custom designed clear acryic pedestals.

KMPG Sculpture

Blackpool Illuminations

Inplas used the new Spectrum LED Opal Perspex combined with frosted and fluro edge colours to create patterned discs for a set of stunning fluted pylon illuminations along the promenade at the world famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Working again with the artist Jo Berry, Inplas laser cut the intricate layers that make up the internals of each flute. 25 discs were supplied in total and the pylons were finished with internal lighting to project details from the laser cut drawings onto the glossy white flutes.

Jo Berry Blackpool Illuminations

Appletiser Display Stand

Working closely with B2B exhibitons, Inplas recently completed a striking new marketing display stand for Appletiser. The stand was fabricated using laser cut mirror Acrylic logo signage complete with white 069 Perspex table tops and stunning coloured plinths which were internally illuminated with fibre optic lighting. Pictured here at the Westfield Shopping Centre, the stand will be travelling the length and breadth of the country as part of Appletiser's brand promotion.

Appletiser Display Stand

Rugby Cup Finals Plinth

Inplas designed and fabricated a unique modular display plinth for the ERC (European Club Rugby). The body was thermoformed in 15mm frost Perspex with a 50mm solid clear acrylic machined and threaded central post to support the weight of the cup.

The plinth has a unique modular design with interchangeable coloured inserts which allow the branding to be matched to the competition being played. On the Friday night a 743 blue insert with Amlin Challenge Cup graphics was used to display the cup at the final between Toulon and Biarritz Olympique at the Stoop. The following day the plinth was easily transported to Twickenham and a 650 green insert with Heineken Cup graphics was used at the final between Leinster and Ulster.

Rugby Cup Finals Plinth

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