Destroyed during the Iraqi invasion prior to the first Gulf War, the Al Salam Palace is being renovated with a highly ambitious technical and media scheme to bring back the history of the royal palace and reflect its story and that of the Kuwaiti people. We are working with our pals at Studio MB on over 90 media installations utilising the full bag of tricks to create caves, motion sensing environments, 360 degree filming, live action, historic reconstructions, generative and holographic displays.
Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories will be a unique lakeside destination where visitors can immerse themselves in the stories of conserving, saving and sharing the Windermere boat collection. The museum was designed by Carmody Groarke and won the International RIBA Competition. We have been appointed by Lakeland Arts Trust as the lead AV designers with a suite of 11 AVs to create content for.
Running throughout 2017 will be our artwork, films and installations for the legendary Sub Club. Now an incredible 30 years old, and ISO’s longest client, we are looking forward to helping the guys celebrate the year both down at Jamaica Street and as they take the Sub on the road via events and guest nights across Europe. Happy birthday Subbie!
New album artwork and music promos for long term ISO friend Justin Currie. This Is My Kingdom Now is the fourth solo album we’ve designed with Justin after his leaving Del Amitri. Collaborating once again with photographer Armando Ferrari we will also be shooting Justin’s first 360 degree film.
Pleased to be working close to home as consultants on the media and interactive experiences for the new V&A Museum Dundee. This is the first V&A outside of London and will be Scotland’s first dedicated design museum.
A key part of our studio practice is exploring new technologies, working methods and innovative ways of defining media and interaction design. That can be a challenge when in the midst of fast-moving live projects, so 2017 sees the launch of ISO’s dedicated R&D facility ‘ISO IdeaSpace’. A dedicated team will be working on a slate of projects with some key industry partners to explore, define and launch new services and applications. Watch this space.
We are looking forward to returning to Dublin this year to work with RAA on the new James Joyce Experience at the Ulysses Centre, which will transform Newman House at St Stephen’s Green to a landmark destination celebrating the work of one of Ireland’s most revered writers. Joyce spent some of his formative years at Newman House as a student and it features prominently in one of his classic works, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
New digital strategy and online web platforms for our friends at MHOR, one of the most innovative food, accommodation and events groups in Scotland. Consisting of the beautiful Monachyle MHOR hotel, MHOR 84 Motel, MHOR Fish, MHOR Bread and home of the annual MHOR Fest on the banks of Loch Voil we’ll be working with the team there to redefine how they connect and communicate with their audience and customers.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has partnered with China Merchants Group to open a new design museum in Shezhen, Southern China. We are working with the curators on a new interactive installation centred around the value of design. Using mobile devices and large video walls integrated with WeChat, the world’s most popular app, visitors will be able to reveal their personal design values and help us build a crowd sourced vision of what consumers will want from designers and their products of tomorrow.