A high quality reliable innovative design and fabrication service specialising within the zoo, museum, exhibition and visitor attraction sectors. Working alongside curators, designers and architects, from design development to fully workable 3D realisation, ARTCH 183 provides unique creative solutions for your visitor environment.
Observation and interpretation of briefs, detailed surveys and reference allow us to understand the clients' needs. The use of scale models, digital or white card, aid the client with the basis of the design proposal. To ensure project feasibility, good communication and management skills allow for clear explanations to sometimes complex technical issues.
Fit-out & Display
We have a thorough understanding of workshop dynamics, material procurement and diagnostics. With access to the very latest laser and CNC technology we organise work systems in line with evolving needs.
Whether we are transforming your gallery space, or fabricating a display mount for your priceless artefact, our proven on-site management skills ensure your requirements will be handled with professionalism and enthusiasm.
Reconstructions & Interactives
Extensive research and reference, unique production techniques and material understanding are combined to create life size experiential environments. Whether the context is cultural or natural, they evoke a sense of wonder and connection.
The ability to portray compelling stories and experiences is paramount for the visitor experience what ever the age or ability. We specialise in low-tech/mechanical, high-touch cost effective interactives.
Faithful reproduction of artefacts and objects is achieved in-house using traditional sculpting and casting techniques. When necessary we outsource to trusted suppliers with the latest laser, printing and milling technology to ensure no detail is left out.
Whether incorporated into a diorama, purely illustrative, or a complex visual time line, we can ‘draw’ up original artwork or paint directly from your existing plans/illustrations. Illusionary, decorative or as an interpretive device itself, we understand the complexities and challenges of painting and applying large scale murals whatever the subject matter or substrate.
'Digital Drama have commissioned James and have found his work to be excellent. He is very good at taking a design brief and making it a 3D reality...which looks great, is in budget and delivered on time. We would recommend James to anyone looking for a designer for projects both large or small.'