WINDOWS | Neon Christmas

Paul Smith

the brief

Prop Studios worked in collaboration with Paul Smith to design and install the brand’s Christmas windows at 11 stores in the UK.

The collaboration between Prop Studios and the Paul Smith team was instrumental in delivering this much-admired window scheme.

Exterior shot of the Paul Smith window, featuring a bespoke neon lighting display created by Prop Studios
Close-up of the neon lighting, housed in a sapele veneer disco box
The Paul Smith team provided Prop Studios with materials that they felt would work together for this Christmas window display
This original and eye-catching scheme was designed to reflect the sharpness of the Paul Smith collection

& manufacture

The Paul Smith team provided us with materials that they felt would work together. We then researched the work of Dan Flavin and the use of neon lights which feature in the final design.

The triangular disco boxes were made with sapele veneer which is stained in walnut and then waxed to give a rich texture. The combination of neon lighting and walnut provides an original and eye-catching scheme which reflects the sharpness of the Paul Smith collection.

  • Original technical drawing showing how the neon lights would fit inside the bespoke window box
  • Prop Studios' full design blueprint for the Paul Smith window scheme
  • Original drawing to show how the scheme would be positioned within the Paul Smith windows
  • Prop Studios' original
  • Front elevation and plan drawings showing the layout of the Paul Smith store