When Creative Allies’ Director, Pavan Riyat, approached Use.Space back in August to ask whether her company could host an alternative Christmas party in our 5,000 sq ft warehouse, we jumped at the chance to collaborate.
Working alongside The Allies, Beautiful Productions, and select partners, the Use.Space team worked like lions, tigers and bears to prepare for the ‘Creative Jungle’ themed party.
Over the course of a few weeks our warehouse received a full floor-to-ceiling renovation including a much-needed clear-out, new lighting and full re-spray.
Looking and feeling much fresher, the space made the perfect location for the The Allies’ festive takeover.
The arrival of Diageo’s coolest bars including a Tanqueray gin trolley and Talisker boat bar paired perfectly with the array of creative work produced by members of The Allies network – which included the application of custom artwork to the newly painted floor.
Adding to the mix was an incredible AV rig, setting the look and feel for the night ahead.
As the doors opened, guests were greeted by the King and Queen of the jungle, receiving complimentary beverage tokens before mingling at the main reception held in the Use.Space café.
A winning sax and bongo performance really got the party started, leading guests through our co-working offices and past a number of custom pieces produced by the super talented Allies network.
Through the haze, guests were then introduced to The Creative Jungle itself.
Here, foliage cascaded across the entrance as guests entered via a crafted wooden bridge and a giant LED triangle.
Our very own Rolo – the life-sized rhino – soon found his way back to his natural habitat, with a mind-bending twist as his projection mapped skin rippled under the gaze of a series of fantastic portraits.
Senses were heightened further in the deprivation booth, which magically transported guests from a party to a place of peace and serenity. Namaste, party goers.
As the DJ dropped the first set, a surprise troop of street dancers landed some serious moves on the dancefloor before our guests joined them to strut, shake and shimmy their stuff as classic dancefloor anthems boomed into the night.
With new friends made and networks expanded, the only thing surer than sore feet the next morning were the memories made of an amazing night.
Huge thanks go to everyone who played such a wonderful part in bringing our warehouse to life, including Pavan and her amazing team at The Allies, Beautiful Productions and Diageo.