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Visual Merchandising and Display Show 2024

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DZD has attended the VM and Display Show for many years and it was great to be back in 2024.

This year, we wanted to showcase that DZD isn’t just for Christmas – we can deliver your vision all year round!

Despite having a large emphasis on Christmas, we specialise in the supply and sourcing of 3D props and visual display products for all seasons.

This is why we came up with the concept ‘Jungle All The Way’ – creating a mashup of jungle and Christmas to show off our wider product range.

Think Christmas trees with tropical foliage, garlands entwined with vines, and cheeky monkeys stealing baubles.

Our prelit nordmann fir tree and ruthven garlands used across the stand were decorated with hibiscus, giant pothos, butterfly picks, and multicolour flying birds to bring the jungle theme to life, whilst our pink pearl baubles added the Christmas feel.

We used various leaves throughout the stand to add touches of foliage including our anthurium leaves and split-philo. A beautiful canopy of foliage was built by swagging our giant vine garlands and home range string lights across the ceiling. The flamingos and a macaw tree topper added the final touches to complete the look.

We were also lucky enough to be given the stand next door at short notice due to an exhibiter having to pull out, which allowed us to bring along some of our sustainable range.

Our fold-out cardboard Christmas tree was a huge hit due to the FSC certification, and its ability to be assembled in seconds and stored flat for next year!

Visitors to the stand were also excited to see the rest of our eco-range including greenery, baubles, recycled paper products, reclaimed plastic ribbon, and decorations made from wood pulp.

We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and look forward to working with lots of new ones too.

Now that we’ve brought our Jungle Christmas theme to life, we’d love to hear how we can help with your projects – contact us at sales@dzd.co.uk to find out how we can deliver your vision today!

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James Speciality Coffee Shop

James Speciality Coffee - case study

Brief

A lovely local coffee shop in Dunblane contacted us as they wanted to really brighten up their venue and create a cozy winter atmosphere with a fairy light canopy during the dull winter days and nights.

Process & Products Used

We supplied many 10m strings of warm white on white cable fairy lights and top cables. Our install team then created 20m runs of fairy lights to create the draped canopy effect the owners wanted.

We were able to make the most of wooden beams which acted as natural areas we could support the lights as they went across the length of the coffee shop.

Outcome

Their customers are loving the lights and the Coffee Shop was able to add a number of festive night time events to bring the community together at Christmas.

We understand the lights are now staying up all year round as they’ve proved so popular.

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Ever After Garden – Royal Marsden

Royal Marsden - case study

Brief

We were approached to source and supply bespoke white LED roses for The Ever After Garden in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The garden was created a number of years ago by designer Anya Hindmarch CBE and fashion writer Camilla Morton as an inspiring way to remember those we have lost.

Process & Products Used

We sourced the bespoke white roses back in 2019 with special cabling so when someone buys a rose in remembrance of a loved one, the rose would be planted and illuminate immediately.

We needed to create something which was beautiful but safe for the onsite team to easily and quickly add the thousands of roses.

As demand has grown, we have added to the inventory, however the roses are re-used each year to ensure the garden is as sustainable as possible.

Outcome

Since the event started in 2019, the garden has raised over £870,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and we are hopeful more inventory will be added this year as the garden grows in popularity.

The Royal Marsden team is an absolute delight to work with and we are proud to be associated with such a worthwhile event.

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Harbour Scenic – Longchamp

Harbour Scenic - case study

Brief

Harbour Scenic approached us with their concept for the flagship Regent Street Longchamp store and needed us to supply large quantities of garlands and lights.

Process & Products Used

The brilliant installation team from Harbour Scenic decorated our Plain Spruce Garland with millions of sparkling effect Pro Series rubber cable fairy lights to give Longchamp the effect they were looking for.

The team worked long hours winding the strings of lights through the garland to give that highly decorated twinkly lights effect.

Outcome

We were thrilled by how well the lit garlands enhanced the store windows.

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  • Traditional Spruce Plain Christmas Garland - 10 inch

    Traditional Spruce Plain Christmas Garland

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    Sparkling Outdoor String Lights – Display Pro

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Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle - case study

Brief

We were asked to design a Christmas grotto and an external lighting extravaganza for the lovingly restored and historical landmark that is Hylton Castle.

They created this Christmas event to give the local community and under privileged children a Christmas to remember.

Process and products used

The DZD designed grotto was based around a winter wonderland theme and as such was in keeping with the overall look and feel of the castle.

Flocked trees in varying sizes were dressed with beautiful warm white lights, robins and warm copper coloured baubles. 

Through the centre of the grotto a lake was created using pastel blue lights and snow which was surrounded by lots of woodland animals, foliage and gorgeous paper snowflakes hanging from the canopy.

We then created a fun area where the children would meet Father Christmas – trees and garlands were dressed with candy stripe sweets along with traditional red and green decorations, with Christmas elves and animals throughout. Even the suit of armour was wearing a Christmas hat.

The large outdoor lighting event was themed around a castle of a million lights with a beautiful lit tunnel to walk through into the gardens and the start of the light trail.

We supplied knights, treasure chests and lots of twinkly trees to give the children something special for Christmas.

Outcome

The Christmas event was a sell-out success for Hylton Castle which resulted in them adding extra dates and receiving lots of positive publicity.

They are looking forward to creating something even bigger and better for Christmas 2024.

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Marella Cruises

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Cruise ship departing from Barcelona

Brief

We were delighted to be invited to quote for the design and supply of Christmas decorations for TUI’s Marella Voyager, the newest member of the Marella Cruises family, departing from Barcelona.

Process and products used

This ship has 16 restaurants, 10 bars and 13 decks.  All of these areas are themed differently and very different colour palates were used in each.

Following the creative brief from TUI, DZD worked together with them to bring to life their vision of a colourful and traditional Christmas.

The trees, garlands and wreaths that were used throughout the ship were decorated with baubles that complemented the colours in the area, while stars, snowflakes, sprays and sparkly foliage completed the look.

Icicle lights were used along the balconies to create a real wow effect for all of the customers.

As the Marella team had opted to install the decorations themselves, we created detailed step by step guides to help them achieve the finished looks.

Outcome

The decorations looked great and the customer feedback was really positive.  The 5m tree that was installed in the atrium became a key selfie point for all the customers on board.

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    Traditional Matt Baubles

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    Traditional Shiny Baubles

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  • Glittered Coral Snowflake

    £4.43£5.90
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  • Metallic Card Snowflakes - copper

    Metallic Card Snowflakes

    £3.25£4.75
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  • Metallic Glazed Stars - silver

    Metallic Glazed Stars

    £4.69£5.00
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  • Ruthven Pine Artificial Christmas Tree 180cm

    Ruthven Pine Christmas Tree

    £65.00£259.16
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    Traditional Glitter Baubles

    £9.96£16.50
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  • Traditional Spruce Plain Christmas Garland - 10 inch

    Traditional Spruce Plain Christmas Garland

    £30.00£346.66
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  • Sable fir christmas wreath

    Sable Fir Christmas Wreath

    up to 21% off £22.08£188.33
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  • Elements range icicle lights - warm white on clear cable

    Icicle Lights – Elements Range

    £22.08£151.67
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  • Swag Christmas Garland - Plain Spruce

    Swag Christmas Garland – Plain Spruce

    £21.70£250.83
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  • Mini Artificial Christmas Tree with Woven Bag

    Mini Artificial Christmas Tree with Woven Bag

    £6.24£9.99
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  • Street Tree with Traditional Stand

    Outdoor Christmas Tree with Traditional Stand

    £45.83£69.99
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  • Bauble Spray - 60cm - Pack of 3

    Bauble Spray – 60cm – Pack of 3

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  • Gold Berry and Twig Spray

    Gold Berry and Twig Spray 70cm x 26cm

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The Runnymede on Thames Hotel

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Creating festive looks for Warner Leisure hotels

Brief

We have been lucky enough to work with Warner Leisure on the design and install of Christmas decorations for their hotels for the last four years. 

Runnymede is their newest hotel and they asked us to come up with some colour schemes that would work for Christmas trees, garlands and wreaths throughout the hotel.

Process and products used

The hotel had just been refurbished with a real modern feel. 

The main areas had lots of natural woods mixed with bold furniture colours, while the restaurant and spa areas featured more delicate tones. 

With this in mind we put together two colour schemes using some of our new colours and styles of baubles.

The first colour scheme was a mix of midnight blue and copper baubles with our new hobnail style baubles and stars to add a point of difference.

The second colour scheme was mint, pearl and rose gold baubles that were teamed with our new lattice style baubles and drops.

All of the greenery was lit with warm white lights from our Home Range and garlands of eucalyptus were spiralled throughout all of the trees.

Outcome

Customer feedback for this hotel has been great and Christmas was really well received. 

As Warner Leisure open new hotels we hope to continue our long standing, successful relationship with them.

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    Shiny Stars

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    Traditional Glitter Baubles

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  • Colorado Pine Christmas Tree

    Colorado Pine Christmas Tree

    £96.35£1,203.33
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  • Colorado Pine Christmas Wreath

    Colorado Pine Christmas Wreath

    £20.00£101.66
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  • Elements range string lights - warm white on green cable

    Connectable Low Voltage Fairy Lights – Elements Range

    £20.41£157.50
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    Hobnail Style Baubles – 100mm – Pack of 6

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    Lattice Decorated Bauble – 80mm – Pack of 6

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    Lattice Decorated Drop – 100mm – Pack of 6

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The Dome, Edinburgh

The Dome - case study

A hallmark in the festive calendar

Brief

The Dome in Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most talked about Christmas attractions and we love working with the very talented Liz Thomson and her team on their festive displays.

Process and products used

Liz came to us early in the season with her designs for this year’s Christmas scheme and we supplied a range of products, including our Heavy Sable Fir garlands and Koster Pine trees in a variety of sizes.

The products were then installed, with multiple garlands painstakingly handsewn together to create the iconic wraps around the building’s external pillars.

Outcome

The Dome is always a very popular tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors flooding in to gaze at – and take the perfect Instagram photo with – the gorgeous festive décor.

Product links

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    Drop Matt Black – 52cm x 10cm – Pack of 2

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  • Heavy Sable Fir Garland – 9ft (2.7m) x 14in (35cm)

    £32.49 ex VAT (£38.99 inc VAT)
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  • Traditional Koster Pine Christmas Tree

    Traditional Koster Pine Christmas Tree

    £12.49£839.16
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  • Sable fir christmas wreath

    Sable Fir Christmas Wreath

    up to 21% off £22.08£188.33
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  • Traditional Spruce Plain Christmas Garland - 10 inch

    Traditional Spruce Plain Christmas Garland

    £30.00£346.66
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  • Traditional glitter baubles thumbnail

    Traditional Glitter Baubles

    £9.96£16.50
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  • Shiny stars - thumbnail

    Shiny Stars

    £7.08£16.66
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  • Traditional shiny baubles thumbnail

    Traditional Shiny Baubles

    £12.50£18.95
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    Traditional Matt Baubles

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Pret

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Christmas in July

Brief

After a very long year, and following a very unusual Christmas 2020, Pret A Manger made the decision to give everyone a treat and bring back their popular Christmas sandwich for a special Christmas in July event.

And when we were invited to get involved with the store decoration aspect of their campaign, we jumped at the chance!

Process and products used

Pret wanted to decorate the exteriors of a number of their flagship stores throughout the UK with traditional Christmas garlands to mark the campaign, and after creating a number of prototypes we settled on the final garland – made from recycled PVC and adorned with shatterproof baubles in reds and golds.

We worked with two brilliant installation teams to install the garlands over the course of three nights in early July, ready for the company’s campaign launch.

Outcome

The Christmas in July campaign created significant traction on social media and we were so happy to hear that the team at Pret were delighted with the finished effect of the shopfront decorations.

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Fortnum and Mason – Christmas 2021

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Playful, magical and dreamlike feel

Brief

The Fortnum and Mason Christmas scheme was loosely linked to Matthew Bournes Nutcracker.

Process and products used

Fortnums selected various sizes of pre lit trees from our new Ruthven range which are contain recyclate material from our European factory that are powered completely by solar energy.

They used a selection of pinks, purples and their signature eau de nil colour when selecting decorations which ranged from baubles to stars. A variety of shapes and scale were used in their interior displays creating a playful, magical and dreamlike feel.

Outcome

Fortnums loved the trees and all the decorations, as did their customers. They will continue to use us going forward as they have done for many years.

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