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DECK; Master Of Balloons

This year we've had the pleasure of working with a host of incredible suppliers, talented local businesses and creatives- collaborating on exciting projects and new ventures.

We have particularly enjoyed building a close relationship and partnership with balloon extraordinar DECK.

DECK is a boutique style company based in Norfolk, specialising in balloon art and installation. We caught up with owner and all-round wonderful human Chris, who explains how it all began...

We planned a Spring social party at Dipple & Conway and DECK created this installation (photo by Kev Foster)

We planned a Spring social party at Dipple & Conway and DECK created this installation (photo by Kev Foster)

Photo by Kev Foster

Photo by Kev Foster

Photo by Kev Foster

Photo by Kev Foster

As kids, me and my sister loved disco dancing. We used to host pretend parties in my bedroom, charging our mum and dad 50p to enter. We’d decorate the room with sheets, foil and paper or whatever rubbish we could find. We’d draw the curtains closed and program our brother’s 1984 Amstrad computer so that the screen flashed like disco lights.

My fascination with disco music and culture didn’t subside as I grew older and I became enamoured with the history surrounding the downtown Loft parties of New York in the 1970s. 

Balloons were an integral part of the aesthetic of those New York parties so they began making appearances at my own parties which I hosted most weekends at my bedsit on St Gregory’s Green in Norwich.

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At the parties I’d push the furniture aside and deck the ceiling of the small 3m x 3m room with balloons. I noticed that something very special happened in the room once it was decked - people became looser. Visually uplifting the familiar environment to a high-spirited sanctuary gave a signal to the senses that it's time to live it up. The message was: you are allowed to revel here, leave your headaches at the door.

The parties soon outgrew my small bedsit so I started bringing balloons to other venues and dance floors in Norwich. I was at my happiest spinning on a dance floor and my hobby was decorating those dance floors.

After a period of ill health I decided to work for myself and entertained the idea of taking my balloon decor more seriously. I attended a balloon decorating course hosted by my preferred balloon manufacturer and picked up a qualification and essential skills on how to turn my hobby into a business.

This is when DECK was born. I have since had some exciting projects working with shop, businesses, club nights, private parties and weddings.

I am driven by the prospect of decor bringing people together and enhancing the togetherness at a party or event and making special occasions unique and unforgettable...

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We recently styled a wedding at the stunning Narborough Hall Gardens, Norfolk and got DECK on board to create a gorgeous shimmery display in The Dancing Room. 

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We look forward to many more collaborations with DECK so watch this space...

 

@deck_above

info@deckitout.co.uk

Launch Party: Release of Series 1: Havana, By Photographer Boo George

Award-winning Photographer Boo George has released his first photography book; 'Series 1: Havana' set in Havana, Cuba. 

The launch party and exhibition for the book took place in Alex Eagle Studio in Soho, London at the beginning of December. We drew inspiration from the Cuban references in the book using palm leaves, rustic wooden textures and contrasting pops of polished copper. 

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We served two rum-based cocktails using Havana Club- a classic Mojito with Havana Club 3yr Old and a Cuban Ginger made with Havana Club Especial rum, Mela Bottega Apple Liqueur, ginger, lime and mint. Alongside these were shots of cocktail snacks, including salted broad beans and paprika popcorn.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER: BOO GEORGE

Boo George is an esteemed fashion and portrait photographer, who has garnered international recognition for his dignified and characterful portraiture and for the quietude and solemnity of his photographic style. His work has been lauded by top brands and featured within premier publications, and he has photographed today’s leading celebrities.

Series 1: Havana is a love story between a boxer and a ballet dancer, told through George’s extraordinary photography and set against an incredible Cuban backdrop. The lovers, who are both trained in very different specialties, are united in their passion, strength, discipline and dedication. The resulting images are intense, emotive and candid.

Click to see more of Boo George's work.

THE VENUE: ALEX EAGLE STUDIO

Alex Eagle is bringing new energy to the European retail scene with her refined, offbeat aesthetic. The creative director fuses elements of the gallery, home and store to create innovative retail and co-working spaces, with outposts in London, Berlin and the Cotswolds.

Driven by a fascination for timeless objects and fashion that celebrates craftsmanship and design over transient trends, Eagle has filled her Lexington Street store with a curated edit of the best fashion, furniture, art, design, photography, ceramics, rare books and other unique curiosities.

Alongside this, Eagle oversees The Store, which opened its flagship space inside Soho House in Berlin in 2014, and its second outpost in Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire the following year. In 2016, The Store launched its most ambitious project yet: a broadcast, retail and co-working space at 180 The Strand, London.

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