Thursday, January 29, 2015

Patisserie Set/ Williams Sonoma

Photography: Peden + Munk, Set Design and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite 

Photography: Peden + Munk, Set Design and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite 

Photography: Peden + Munk, Set Design and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite


Photography: Peden + Munk, Set Design and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite 

Photography: Peden + Munk, Set Design and Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay, Prop Styling: Philippa Brathwaite 


Last year Studio Marcus Hay was approached to design a very special set for Williams Sonoma, It was to be a French Patisserie designed especially for the Holiday Season. Built in San Francisco ahead of time by the very clever Brett Bachtle. Studio Marcus Hay had team members on both coasts sourcing necessary elements needed for the set to come to life.

It was William Sonoma’s wishes that the set felt like an authentic European café that would house largely their Bundt cakes made from their seasonal and classic bundt pans (that are actually of Austrian origin) and cookies made from their seasonal cookie cutters.

The palette was to be mint, gray and white with a reclaimed pressed metal wall and open shelves. Brett helped design an amazing movable counter in mint with a white marble top that could be moved around on any part of the set.

The floor was painted in Harlequin squares and we sourced authentic tiles to feature in a custom-made shop window ledge. Working within a molded wall, the window was an older window sourced at a local salvage yard. We had designed by the graphics department a transfer sign that could be read on the window.

We had an amazing team and these shots were photographed by the wonderful Peden + Munk. The ever charming Philippa Brathwaite styled out our designed set and Food Stylist extraordinaire Alison Attenborough made all the cakes and helped prop out the set as a whole to make it look like an authentic space.

Of course like many sets that appear in film, only segments of it was ever seen but it helped create the scene for some amazing shots, here you can see it in it’s entirety.   

Hope you enjoy seeing some of the behind the scenes pictures of this beautiful set.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DWR/ Reid Collection

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Last year at Studio Marcus Hay we got to work on a project with DWR that introduced new configurations with the Reid Collection, A modular system that allows the customer to build a configuration that applies best to their lifestyle.

To help illustrate that Studio Marcus Hay actually came up with 6 different personalities that related to the different configurations. they are as follows: 

1. Mid Century Fiend, This might be a young couple who love all the classics and a primary inspired coloured scheme
2. Wall Streeter, Think The Wolf on Wall Street or American Psycho, slick and stream lined with minimal color
3. Family Friendly, Games night in with the kids, bright and poppy
4. Hipster Dude, Likes a stiff cocktail and his music 
5. Fashionista, Think Diane Von Furstenberg, she's a stylist and fashion blogger
6. Librarian aka Diane Keaton, soft, tans and natural peach glow 

It was a lot of fun to create these different personalities and follow through shooting them both as stills and more (Keep posted) It was also great to work with the DWR team again and the amazing Photographer Jim Bastardo 

You can view these pics on the DWR site. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

CB2/ Spring Preview 2015

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Back in November last year, Studio Marcus Hay spent 3 weeks in Chicago with CB2 working with them on the Spring Catalog. They have just released the Spring Preview which is a smaller version of the Catalog as a whole, we will share the rest with you at a later stage but for now you can get a taste of the work we produced with the wonderful Photographer and regular collaborator Jonny Valiant.

CB2 have some new themes which we explored included Hollywood Regency and in general the images we strove to compose where luxe, rich and sophisticated over all categories. It was a lot of fun to explore a genre close to my heart. Thanks so much for my team of Assistants Ronnie, Miriam and Sandra who helped pull it all together. 

Look out for more work with CB2 in the not too distant future. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!/ Studio Marcus Hay


Happy New Year!! Here's to an amazing 2015. To all our friends and clients we wish you the greatest of years filled with much joy and happiness. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays/ Studio Marcus Hay/ 2014

Photography: Peden + Munk, Styling: Philppa Brathwaite, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay


To all our friends and clients of Studio Marcus Hay, Happy Holidays for 2014,
Here's to a wonderful 2015, Here's to a great year!

This image shot by the amazing Peden + Munk for Williams Sonoma.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Instagram/ Green/ Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay


We love Green at Studio Marcus Hay Green is fresh, full of life and comes in many hues and shades. Often seen in nature, Green can also be seen in other unexpected places  Studio Marcus Hay always has the I-Phone at the ready and all these images are captured on Instagram. Some of the above images are shot in Chicago, Northern France, San Francisco and London

Come be inspired by the color Green and follow us around the world at Instagram

www.instagram.com/marcushay

Friday, November 28, 2014

Get The Look/ Studio Marcus Hay


Photography: Jonny Valiant, Interior Design & Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


For the Dining Room/ Office Space, Studio Marcus Hay wanted to design a space for the client that served 2 purposes. One to entertain guests for dinner and also a workspace where meetings and work on laptops could be done around the robust industrial worktable. Painted in a calm gray/ blue and featuring art inspired by New York and Fashion, The space is habited by a Fashion talent agency by day and it's founder as a dining room at night. Mixed with an eclectic mixture of both functional mid century and more industrial pieces, this space serves dual purposes very well. 

Come check out the link at www.studiomarcushay.com/ color and trend forecasting.  

Hope you enjoy this Get The Look from Studio Marcus Hay