We Design, Build & Implement
Bespoke, Creative Solutions.

Our expertise lies within retail, exhibition and event environments.

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Services

We bring imagination partnered with technical capability and years of experience to produce a range of exceptional services, including:

Exhibition Design
Stand design and build, managing the project from concept to completion.
Events & Roadshows
Light, sound, displays, logistics, everything you need for a successful event.
Retail
Eye-catching displays across the spectrum of retail environments.
Showrooms
Bespoke installations to wow your customers where it matters.
Nationwide Installation
Efficient route-planned installation services fitted to the time constraints of your project.
Set Build
For promotional photography and video, we can recreate lifelike room sets.

Our Approach

We aim to make our way of working and the things we create as effective, simple and user-friendly as possible. To help us do this, we like to…

Listen
Sit round a table with you and talk about your aims and objectives for the project, so we have the clearest idea of the best direction to take.
Get creative
Sketch, discuss, brainstorm, research; in fact whatever's needed to give you creative proposals for your project.
Knock your socks off
Impress you with our presentation of lifelike visuals and plans, outlining costs and schedules at this stage.
Take the strain
Develop the concept and handle all the associated paperwork, managing the project, progressing through to manufacture and delivery.
Make it a reality
Install the project and realise all the work that’s been done to reach this point! Very satisfying! Let’s create.

About Us

The Design Wing is made up of a team of highly skilled individuals from varying backgrounds that have a passion for producing effective design solutions. It is our unique talents that help achieve this, and the way we work together helps deliver impressive results.

Justin Common
Director
Justin has gathered more than 17 years in the industry, amassing experience in project management and account handling along the way. Having graduated in 3-Dimensional design from De Montfort University he worked for a London design agency for seven years before co-founding the company back in 2009. Along with a flair for creative design, he enjoys nothing more than seeing a project through from initial sketch to installation, including an outdoor playhouse for his kids!
Mark Thompson
Director
Starting from art college and an early career in Furniture Design, Mark has taken his knowledge of designing and making bespoke 3-dimensional objects into the arena of retail, exhibition and showroom design for the past 20 years, working for a broad cross-section of industry including retail, automotive, consumer electronics and leisure. He also has a passion for climbing hills on his bike, eating out and travelling abroad when the hectic events timetable allows...

The Rest of the Family

We also work day-to-day with an extended team of tried and trusted individuals and companies, all specialists in their field, including installers, lighting engineers, cabinet-makers/joiners, metal fabricators, stand builders, printers, events staff, video editors and photographers.

Case Studies

Exhibition

Arco, Safety & Health Expo

Arco sell safety products and equipment primarily to the industrial sector, and they increasingly promote their advisory and training services, as self-proclaimed ‘Experts in Safety’. The Design Wing have worked alongside Arco for several years at a variety of trade shows, with the Safety & Health Expo being their main focus every year. Their emphasis on expertise within their industry has been reflected in the stand designs, whilst always conveying their bold branding and colour palette of black, white and greys with touches of red and yellow. The designs aim to portray Arco as an all-encompassing solution for both quality safety products and how to select and use them correctly, setting their products and services within an accessible arena structure.

Retail Display

Sparkworld, Bosch Freestanding Display

We designed this freestanding display specifically for Sparkworld, as part of a continuing relationship with the retailer offering us the opportunity to design, build and install bespoke displays for multiple different brands within one large retail space, that has evolved over several years. The trend for larger ‘showroom’ style retailers within the white goods market offers customers the benefit of seeing a premium selection of products within strongly branded environments that enhance the brands, rather than dull them to anonymity as can be the case in larger multiple retailers. We have also carried out several similar installations in Hansons in Hull and BIKA in Liverpool among others. The use of LED’s is becoming more prevalent in displays as they offer a low running cost for the retailer with maximum impact in the form of graphic light boxes and underlit plinths to catch customer’s attention.

Nationwide Installation

Blomberg in Euronics

Blomberg are a Euronics-exclusive white goods brand, and The Design Wing have been installing a variety of bespoke display units for both freestanding and built-in appliances for more than 5 years. The units have evolved in time as the product range has expanded; space within Euronics stores is often at a premium and our units are compact while reinforcing the brand with their use of quality materials and finishes such as stainless steel, acrylic and decorative laminates. We design, manufacture and install the units in batches to maximise the efficiency of both material cost and mileage. The units generally arrive on site flat-packed and our fitters assemble them in situ, and install products too. We deal directly with the retailers so our clients leave us to plan installation schedules across the country.

Events

3M, Sustainability Conference

3M have within their vast portfolio of products, some leading edge innovative technologies that benefit the environment through energy-saving, alternatives to fossil fuels and reducing waste. This conference in Brussels coincided with European Parliament conferences on sustainability and they were able to attract key speakers and visitors to see how they can make a difference on a huge scale. The venue was an imposing office space with 7-storey glass atrium with a ‘living wall’ of plants. We transformed the atrium with enormous recyclable banners that sat in existing chrome frames making maximum use of the building’s features, bespoke product displays made from recycled materials, as well as providing audio-visual equipment to relay the lectures around the building. We were liaising with 3M product managers across Europe to bring the collection together on time.

Clients

We are proud of our history of providing well-known brands
with outstanding service and creativity.

Scott Stapley
Exhibitions/Events Lead
3M UK plc

“The Design Wing have played a key role in ensuring we get our Brand and Product messages across in the right way from large exhibition stands to small table top displays. They have always been a pleasure to work with and are professional, efficient and always come to the table with ideas and designs that hit the spot for the target audience. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they always provide a solution for any issue and challenge thrown at them. I honestly cannot recommend them highly enough”

Gillian White
Marketing Manager
Arco Ltd.

“The Design Wing are the ideal exhibition partner, they pay attention to the brief and deliver concepts that convey our focuses and messaging in stylish and innovative ways. Our stands are always built and finished to the highest standard and we always get fantastic feedback at exhibitions. They are always reliable and meet our budget and scheduling requirements. I am always impressed by the attention to detail, the service and the support that I get from the Design Wing, nothing is too much of a problem and I’ve always found them to be a pleasure to work with.”

Tristan Cook
Director
Sparkworld

From our initial contact installing a bespoke Stoves range stand through to the many projects that have followed, The Design Wing have truly impressed by the level of service, attention to detail and support. The end result is always an impressive stand that creates the impact and presence we are looking for. Sincere thanks to Justin and your entire team for providing an exceptional and first class service. On-site, the team were a delight to work with, nothing appeared too much trouble and they really went the ‘extra mile’ to help us get it right. An impressive, creative and value for money supplier I would recommend to anyone.

“The Design Wing have played a key role in ensuring we get our Brand and Product messages across in the right way from large exhibition stands to small table top displays. They have always been a pleasure to work with and are professional, efficient and always come to the table with ideas and designs that hit the spot for the target audience. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they always provide a solution for any issue and challenge thrown at them. I honestly cannot recommend them highly enough”

Charities

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Contact Us

To talk to us about your project and how we can help you, call or email us using the details below. Alternatively fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Telephone:
01666 505974
Email:
hello@thedesignwing.co.uk
Address:
Foxley G, Kington Park,
Malmesbury Road, Kington St. Michael,
Chippenham, Wiltshire,
SN15 5PZ.

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