Cartier Mansion windows
Hellions worked with Midnight Commercial to produce multiple technology-enhanced window installations for the Cartier Mansion, including Holiday Windows (November 2016), Fantasy Windows (January 2017), and Juste Un Clou (April 2017).
Hellions managed the creative production of the window installations. We coordinated with the client and fabrication partners, managed internal design and engineering resources, ensured that the concepts passed along from the client and the creative team could be realized as working installations, often with very short timelines, and managed the installations themselves. Additionally, Hellions took on a range of production tasks including prototyping, fabrication (3D printing/laser cutting/CNC), programming animatronics, and assembling/modifying components built by our fabrication partners.
Holiday (November 2016) : small screens installed into scale models of landmark Cartier storefronts playing footage of panthers and custom footage of a doorman.
Fantasy (January 2017) : numerous animatronic/animated elements including moving gears, a dragon with moving scales, birds with wings that open, moving plants, a moving snake head and a LED moon cycling through phases.
Juste Un Clou (April 2017) : various backdrops including an infinity mirror + marquee sign, and a mirrored panel + custom disco ball, with embedded video screens.