Our new-build private client was referred to us by a staircase manufacturer, who provided us with the architects plans.
Working from the plans we collaborated with the client and project manager to produce a design scheme to suit the tread heights and double height opening between the floors.
The client wanted an elegant solution without newel posts to the ground, so we opted for a cantilever structure.
We designed the steel frame so that the stair case manufacturer could clad it with oak.
The hybrid structure incorporates a system for clamping the thick glass balustrade, with the necessary adjustment required for tolerances in the welded fabrication.
We supplied a full drawing pack with cutting files for the metal and glass components to an external fabricator who built and installed the stair.
The Commuter Film
Mewies Design limited designs motion system for 2018 Commuter film, staring Liam Neeson.
Working in collaboration with Fresh Fabrications, we designed the hardware for the film set at Pinewood studios.
We designed two 40 meter long train carriage frames and a hinged coupling system, which could be moved around on-set using hydraulic actuators. With specially designed vibration motors we were able to create the realistic simulation of the trains movement.
We provided all the structural analysis of the I-beam frames and designed a special castor wheel systems to allow the carriages to be moved around the set.
We also designed a special static and moving gantries which allowed them to put trains carriages up in the air whilst filming underneath for the "de-coupling scene" in the movie.
We provided full detail part and assembly drawing packs, which allowed the team at Pinewood to construct the set.
Operator Station Desk
We developed this modular operator station desk for a vehicle simulation client. Designed to house computer hardware for training simulators, whilst being mobile and secure.
Based on the clients brief, we created several hand-drawn concepts, and then with their feedback we developed the design into realistic concept CAD models for further evaluation.
The best features were selected and we refined the final design, incorporating design features into the metal pressings to allow the components to be self-jigging, to aid simple and consistent assembly.
The desk incorporates features to allow different monitors, peripherals and hardware to be attached to the hole pattern around the circumference for different training scenarios.
Driving simulator motion system
This specialist motion actuator system was developed for a defence client for driver simulation application.
The purpose of the system was to provide motion to a road vehicle for computer-based driver simulations.
The slim-line package was designed to fit underneath a car chassis, attaching to the sub-frame mounting points.
The actuator linkages attached to the car's wheel-hubs, moving them at high and low frequencies, causing the car to move and vibrate, creating the sensation of a real moving car.
We provided several design concepts and refined the design based on the customers requirements and went onto produce production drawings as well as a functioning prototype which was fitted to the car.
Mewies Design has worked with Turf Projects, Croydon's first artist-run contemporary art space, since 2015.
Calling on our knowledge gained from working in simulation and audio visual industries, we regularly assist Turf Projects offering technical support for their ambitions programme of exhibitions.
Alongside this we have advised and assisted with all technical aspects of the refurbishment of their two shopping centre sites.
In addition to this Mewies Design has worked with Turf Projects to design and fabricate a modular exhibition signage system which can easily be swapped as the exhibitions change; and designed and manufactured their bespoke furniture and marketing displays.
Mewies Design Ltd supplied the trade stand for Natoora at this year's Taste of London festival.
Working with Noe Golomb's creative concept, we created detail design and manufactured the components for the stand.
We were able to adapt to the changing brief and deliver the project on time and assist with the installation in Regents park.
The main features of the stand were a 3.5 meter diameter fire-pit surround and an unusual grill incorporating large stainless steel skewers for roasting vegetables.
We constructed Noe's vision mainly from powder-coated mild steel, including hanging hooks and display frames for showcasing the grilled vegetable skewers.
One of the unique challenges was using concrete for the preparation areas and communal table & chairs.
Working with artist Chris Alton, we developed his initial concept into a full detailed CAD design ready for production.
Chris was easy to work with and had a clear vision for his project, with initial dimensions and artistic sketches of the building.
From this starting point we were able to make a survey of the tree at Croome court and produce a CAD model of the tree and ground levels.
Using this data we built the computer generated model of the structure around the tree. We developed a modular system for constructing the structure off-site and adopted a mini-pile foundation system to avoid disturbing the trees roots.
The structure was pre-painted with stone effect paint to give it the appearance of stone.
The work will remain at Croome Court, Worecster until November 2018