Mural artists Josh Powell and Wythe Bowart, aka the Bristle Bros. were commissioned by the city of Hayward's Historical Society to paint a giant mural, so our 90' paint frame was put into action by these talented gentlemen. Take a look at a time lapse summary of their process.
Presentation Services at the St. Regis hotel in San Francisco contacted John Murray Productions, Inc. when they needed a high end, clean and simple set for the Starwood Hotels Sales Kickoff event taking place this Spring. While the majority of the event was being held nearby at the Moscone center, high level executives were invited to a private event at the St. Regis in the Gallery ballroom. The set consisted of a 50' wide by 14' tall bright white flat wall, with two screen surrounds flanking a center window featuring the hotel's logo on a back-lit stretched fabric. While the stage was dressed minimally with seating for two and floral decor, the up lit flat wall and color changing center graphic allowed for a change of scene throughout the event. The result was clean and polished, and right on par with the level of sophistication expected from the St. Regis San Francisco.
Since our inception in 1989, John Murray Productions, Inc. has consistently grown in our capabilities. From a modest office space to a full scale scene shop, we have continually built our repertoire of skills, allowing for control over all aspects of the products and services we provide. Now meet our latest addition, a Shop Bot CNC router! This versatile machine can cut any vectored shape out of wood, plastic, metal and more. This amazing piece of machinery joined the shop at the end of 2011, and has already been put to great use. Now we have the capability of designing and fabricating a full range of products in a fraction of the time we may have previously spent, allowing for a more efficient and productive workshop. And with 2012 off to a swift start, the Shop Bot could not have come at a better time. From complicated custom built furniture to dimensional logos, the possibilities are endless! Feel free to contact us for your next custom build. In the meantime, check out the new machine in action by clicking here.
In conjunction with InVision Communications, John Murray Productions, Inc. designed, fabricated, and installed the set and lobby environment for the Silicon Valley Bank CEO Summit, held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Guests of the event were greeted with stair graphics that led up to the second floor where the event was held. The set featured five 4'x12' flats, wrapped in graphics created on our large format printer. Six matching banners were hung on the left and right side of the meeting room, creating a nice balance within the space. The look was finished with our Glo lectern and assorted leather seating.
Restoration Hardware held their annual sales convention this summer, and John Murray Productions, Inc. was brought on for the second year in a row by production group Grass Shack Media to design and fabricate the set for the plenary session held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. We used the Restoration Hardware gray as the color for the set, which allowed for various color changes throughout the event as well as consistent brand representation. The teamResto dimensional logo served as the focal point for the stage, and was painted in the same hue as the rest of the set creating the illusion of the letters emerging from the back wall.
For our third year running, John Murray Productions, Inc. was proud to be a part of the JCK Las Vegas watch and jewelry conference. The conference recently moved from the Venetian hotel to the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which created new opportunities and challenges! This year we serviced 4 brands with their build-out of individual top-floor penthouse suites from regular hotel suites into custom showroom/office environments. The main use of each space was for invited conference attendees to get a closer look at new products in more detail than on the trade show floor at the hotel. The challenge came in turning the suites into workable spaces considering we had to completely start from scratch, removing all existing hotel beds and furniture and redesigning each suite from the ground up, including: custom flooring, drapery and office partitioning, custom watch displays, visual branding, furniture, AV and lighting.
The U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow is the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of Visit USA travel. It was held this May in San Francisco, and consisted of several networking opportunities including the SFO sponsored party held at the Cal Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. For a dramatic entryway focal point John Murray Productions, Inc. was called in to create a 7 foot tall replica of the airport's logo covered in textures related to the museum's exhibits, including a python covered S, a cosmic coated F and a grass covered O. We utilized our large format printer to print the textures on adhesive vinyl which we then applied to the face of the letters. We also created a second set to dress the stage for the party. The client was extremely pleased, and the letters can now be seen at the San Francisco International Airport.
The Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council/NCMSDC held their annual awards gala this March at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. In partnership with AV Images, John Murray Productions, Inc. helped pull off their Masquerade theme with several custom elements including a faux finished lectern and stage graphics, as well as several large format prints. The event, which recognizes leaders in minority owned businesses, occupied 3 rooms on the mezzanine level. JMP provided decor for the entrance, including mounted and die cut masks floating in front of our purple mirror mesh drape. We also created a Venetian atmosphere in the Italian room, with mask images on all the bars, and an elaborate entrance treatment to the grand ballroom where the awards ceremony was held. Custom faux finished flats and masquerade backdrop created the look on stage, while an 8'x12' photo wall with a detailed mask image and chiffon ceiling drapery provided the look for the Colonial room, where guests danced the evening away in celebration of their awards.
With Spring comes new growth, life, and of course fashion! Chanel's Spring 2011 line was celebrated at Neiman Marcus with a private in-store event that highlighted the new line, and John Murray Productions, Inc. was brought on to provide the environment. Utilizing three 10'x25' custom trellis prints as walls, we created a garden-like space within the store for guests to enjoy a meal and preview the new line. We began at the Neiman Marcus in Palo Alto, then made our way to San Diego, Irvine, and eventually Bellevue, WA where each of the stores hosted a Chanel preview event. The challenge came in creating an identical look in non-idential spaces, repurposing the graphic prints in 4 different stores along the west coast. The look was classic Chanel- clean, polished and contemporary.
John Murray Productions, Inc. worked together with the creative team at Lodestar to come up with the environment for their annual Conference and Staff Awards Ceremony. The three day event took place at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City this January. The challenge was to create a streamlined look highlighting the company's new brand imaging. We achieved success by creating a 63' x 14' wall which served as a projection surface as well as a screen surround. We completed the feat by creating a wall of flats which were then covered by a seamless printed matte vinyl. Once applied, the area for the screen was cut away from the vinyl, and the 16' x 9' rear projection screen was put in place. The white material made for an excellent projection surface, allowing the look of the event to transform throughout the evening with creative lighting design. We also provided custom printed table tops incorporating the company's logo, and over-laminated with white board material so guests could use the table as a writing surface. Photos courtesy of Robert Hatch Photography.
On December 1st we sent Scott Proctor to the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas to install this 140' wide x 20' tall business theater set for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. John Murray Productions, inc. provided all the staging and scenery from our shop in the San Francisco Bay Area for Presentation Services Convention and Trade show division.Designer: Scott Proctor
AJMP was contracted to assist Arrow Electronics in bringing their annual summit to life. Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products. http://www.arrow.com We designed a contemporary look for the presentation stage by utilizing modern design elements and shapes. Being that the event was held in Dallas, Texas, our goal was to bring an elegant look to a Texas theme. The stage set incorporated the messaging of the event literature with a team of horses running away with the tag line "Team Up, Take The Lead, Win."Designer: Scott Proctor
Winslow & Associates asked for our help in Creating an Entertaining Environment for the reception following Cirque Du Soleil's opening night performance of Kooza. Kooza is the latest traveling production from the brilliant creative minds at Cirque. It is a fabulous production well worth seeing. Under the Grand Chapiteau, at AT&T Park through January 20th.Designer: Tony Irik
We were also tasked with providing Bombay Sapphire with a branded bar environment that was fitting for their sponsorship of the event. We built 6 new back lit acrylic and steel bars that our now apart of our rental inventory. The color of the light and the graphics can easily be changed to match your branding strategy.
JMP was asked to create a set design to present the many facets of Image Global Impact's multi-national enterprise. Diana Lu, founder of IGI, has built a core business engaging in cross-cultural business consulting. In addition to being a successful business woman, Diana also sings opera, is a published author, and is an emerging fashion designer. JMP helped unveil her new fashion line, Wee, at the annual IGI business seminar. As a result, IGI now has a stronger corporate image and Wee had a successful introduction. For more information go to http://www. igimpact.com.Designer: Tony Irik
"Dubbed the "Cannes of Tabletop" by filmmaker John Waters, DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN is an opportunity for various corporations and designers to showcase their creativity and talents by creating unique dining installations to ultimately accommodate their dinner guests." http://www.diffa.org/events.asp In this November event our production team worked with designer Mark Newman to create this unique table set-up, with plasma t.v.'s showing beautiful artwork, and short movies. In addition, JMP provided skilled technicians for the installation of the National Sponsor's tables including Elle Decor, Benjamin Moore, and Lexus to name a few.Designer: Tony Irik
For the second year in a row, John Murray Productions was tapped to design and build the staging, lighting, and runway for the San Francisco Fashion Week. "Introducing the 2007 Citywide Style Campaign, featuring San Francisco fashionistas and trendsetters from all walks of life–from the socialite to the Mission Hipster and several others in between." http://www.fashionweek-sf.com/fashion_week/2007/index.htmlDesigner: Tony Irik
JMP worked with Calvin Klein's international design partners to create a modular, portable environment that promoted CK's fragrance for men, called MAN. This entertaining lounge space included an internally lit martini bar, an all black pool table, high-definition video screens, and over-sized printed graphics. The entire set was built in less than 10 days at our studio in the East Bay. We installed it in about four hours at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Four days later it was reassembled in Santa Monica, CA for Macy's Passport 2007.Designer: John Murray
John Murray Productions, in association with Winslow and Associates, and sponsor Macy*s, designed and installed the decor for the VIP reception at the annual Macy*s Passport at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Some major elements that we provided include over 20,ooo square feet of drapery, 5,000 square feet of carpet, giant beaded curtains, circular stages, Kabuki drops, holographic dance floors, as well as custom environments for the event's co-sponsors, including American Express, Movado, Calvin Klein, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanante, and the San Francisco Chronicle.