We were commissioned to design and produce a series of internal and external dioramas for Planet Hollywood’s restaurant developments located in London, Dublin, Rome, Lisbon and Dubai. The Dubai project was for the design, production and installation of two massive dioramas, each featuring larger than life-sized images of past and present ‘Hollywood’ actors from every era since Charlie Chaplin. These numerous images were all distributed around much enlarged images of the core shareholders, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, each featured in one of their most recognisable character roles.
The design and in-house production of these images presented some unique challenges with the Dubai site, particularly with regard to their fixing over such large areas to the interior and exterior walls of the building. Every challenge was successfully overcome, and our dedicated hands-on approach to the management of their installation was recognised by the proprietors by their gift of a large plaster cast plaque of Sylvester Stallone’s hands’ imprint, which – to this day – still adorns a wall in our design studios in the UK.