songboard

 

At Gilt Edge Plastics we are always excited to receive new innovative projects, so when we were approached by William Hardie Designs to injection mould plastic spheres for their "Songboard" project naturally we were delighted to help.

With our expertise in plastic injection moulding and with 24 hr production we were able to work alongside our experienced toolmaker to produce the spheres in a limited timeframe in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Songboard was produced as a temporary attraction for the City of London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and was based at Kings Cross Station during the Games. It also featured at the D & AD Awards 50th Year Celebrations in London.

 

Further images can be seen on the Songboard website.

 

Testing of Songboard can be viewed on YouTube.



Songboard is a multi-sensory interactive installation measuring 35 metres long, containing a dot matrix of thousands of yellow and black plastic injection moulded spheres which, when turned, enable users to create their own patterns, signs, messages and sounds that form recognisable melodies.  For weeks Songboard provided a visually captivating and entertaining feature for passers by at Kings Cross.  Members of the public were fascinated by Songboard and Gilt Edge Plastics were proud to have been part of its production.

 

Mike Franklin, Managing Director, went to take a look at the finished product at Kings Cross Station.

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