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Abunch LLC

Perforated Pedestals – Kikkerland – ICFF

For this year’s ICFF show, I made some new pedestals for Kikkerland so that they could be used with the long lighted counters that I had built the previous year. It was an interesting challenge to plan my cuts so that all of the perforated holes in the masonite surface would align on all of the pedestals’ surfaces.

Mechanical Cupcake Dispenser for Jet Blue

I was called in to make a mechanized cupcake dispenser over a weekend for Jet Blue, to be set up in their JFK terminal. This was a challenging project because I needed to design a mechanism that would feed out the small plastic balls without accidentally crushing them. Also, the cupcake was not centered in the plastic ball, so  the various ramps and feeding mechanisms needed to be angled so that they would overcome the plastic ball’s tendency to come to a rest instead of rolling, with the heaviest end of the ball weighing the ball down.

I ended up solving the problem of the balls jamming in the machine by adding an agitator made out of sections of a retractable measuring tape – the spring steel would clear up jams without crushing the cupcake balls to bits!

Padded Columns for L’Oréal

I made these padded columns for a L’Oréal event so that they would fit around existing columns at the event site. Jessie Voris and I worked together on the upholstery – there were 200 buttons to sew!

Kikkerland Trade Show Counters

I fabricated these two counters for Kikkerland’s 2012 trade shows. They both have lightbox faces made out of acrylic covered with adhesive vinyl. The client wanted the acrylic to go all the way to the edge of the counter, so the plastic was applied before the laminate, and then the laminate was applied over the edge. One of the counters has a top design to hold a computer. I built these counters for Abunch LLC.

Twirly Milkshake Sign

I made this giant rotating milkshake for a pie/milkshake merchant. The provided graphics were applied to gatorboard which I sandwiched around a signpost and then bulked-up with some polyurethane foam. The edge was painted white and covered with glitter.

The base is plywood and contains a drill motor, which spins the giant milkshake!

Puppet Stage for Miss Piggy!

I built this puppet stage for Opening Ceremony’s event at Fashion’s Night Out. It was built over a long weekend out of plywood, MDF, yards of black and red velvet, and lots of Christmas lights! Andrew Bunch helped me with painting and assembly, and sewing magnets to the curtains so that they would close nicely, and Jessie Voris upholstered the chaise lounge – with buttons and everything!