Thank You from Orbital

After an incredible year of growth for Orbital in 2018, we kicked off 2019 in style with an incredibly successful January Furniture Show.

On 20thJanuary this year, we were all set up to see how a creative agency would fare in the UK’s biggest furniture show. With over 500 exhibitors and a record number of attendees, there was a real sense of optimism in the air. In a climate where there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding business decisions, the success of the January Furniture Show was a welcome triumph. And we at Orbital were no different.

 

With our whole team upheaved to Birmingham, it was business as usual. What better way to show you what we do, than show you what we do! Our team was busy building furniture in 3d and wrapping them in various fabrics whilst simultaneously creating room-sets to showcase the furniture. They were also demonstrating our product builder which allows users to select a piece of furniture and custom wrap the product, cushions, piping and more, in any number of fabrics and textures.

 

Amongst the thousands of attendees over the four days that followed, we had a huge number of visitors to our stand. Whether we can blame that on the fun we were having with our virtual reality headset, the constant supply of Haribo and coffee, or our designs, we will never know. Either way, we do know it was watching the team at work that secured an impressive number of new and potential clients and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to say hello. We are lucky enough to now be working on projects for the likes of Graham and Green, Sofa Sofa, Warwick Fabrics and so many more.

 

As well as those of you that we got to meet, and the interest you took in what we can do to grow businesses in the furniture industry, we also got to hear who the long-awaited winners of the Furniture News awards. The lucky five that were awarded for stand out products are in for a free room set build from us. As promised, after the winners were announced on the first day of the show, we started capturing images of the winners’ products before starting the 3D build on our enVision platform to create an invaluable marketing tool for the winning companies.

 

Make sure you keep an eye out for our progress updates and the finished products for the winners Parker Knoll, Sealy UK, Wiemann, Hartman UK and ALF. Maybe we’ll even have a game of spot the difference between the photographs and our renders, just to show what we really mean when we say you can’t tell the difference.

 

Have a sneaky peak at what we could do to grow your business here


Danish Delights at London Design Fair

Danish Delights - London Design Fair 2018

It was great to see the pavilion stand representing a variety of Danish brands at Design Week.

 

Showcasing products from Georg Jensen, Republic of Fritz Hansen, Warm Nordic, Junckers, Tom Rossae, Berhart and BoConcept, there was plenty for the eye to admire.

We loved the simple shaping, unfussy detail, the curved Danish form of low slung upholstery and the modern take of a dining chair that looked inspired, by the Hans J Wegner classic Wishbone.

 

Paper type hanging lanterns, that are reminiscent of paper planes crafted as a kid and authentic wood cubes (multi use, side tables or a footstool), with the detail of the grain. The white origami inspired hanging lanterns, which suggested movement were graceful and elegant, making a great focal statement piece for a room.

 

Lovely to see the classic Danish ‘butterfly’ type dining chair, upholstered for a change! In a gorgeous deep claret.


Watch your fabrics come to life with enVision

Working with Linwood Fabrics is a real delight. A wonderful family business, sourcing original high quality fabrics for use in the upholstery and interiors markets. We have built them new 3D roomsets and animated their collections to lift them out of the swatches and bring them to life.

 

Their products can be purchased from a wide network of interior designers and retailers throughout the UK and worldwide, and to see the assets that we have created being used on their website fills us with pleasure.

 

With our enVision service, the possibilities are endless with the ultimate flexibility to create the perfect, photo-quality scene for your next promotional product. Design your dream setting, add your chosen 3D rendered products, choose your fabrics and decorations then publish it.

 

Being able to update with ease gives you the freedom of testing a new fabric, testing new colour combinations and testing the market before you set out and build your product. We're giving you all the tools to save you going back to a location to reshoot.

 

Linwood Fabrics are the perfect example of how we can enhance your range. After all, the sky really is the limit.