Billie Achilleos

Location: East London
Website: www.billieachilleos.co.uk
Bio:

Who am I?
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After completing an Art Foundation year at Central Saint Martins I found my place at Wimbledon College of Art in Technical Arts and Special Effects. From Graduation I went on to build puppets for Blind Summit along side small window display commissions and private puppet commissions.
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In the years that followed I have create pieces for numerous theatres including Holland Park Opera and The RSC. 2010 saw the beginning of exciting collaborations with Louis Vuitton under Chameleon Visual Display. The pieces, Made solely from real Louis Vuitton products have exhibited in London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Milan.
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In 2013 I was invited to design another menagerie, but this time for the iconic store John Lewis’s Christmas windows and the medium – household goods, everything from cutlery to coffee machines, armchairs to vacuum cleaners.
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2014 saw the start of new collaborations with Smythson of Bond Street and across the pond with photographer Lacey and film maker Christopher Webb for Christian Dior and Vogue.
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You need what?!….
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As a designer and artist I’ve taken my hand to many disciplines from the daintiest of details to the biggest of beasts. Possibly known more for my product sculptures I am at heart a prop and puppet maker masquerading as an artist. I am skilled in –
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-Sculpture
-Carving
-Textiles
-Foam Fabrication
-Basic Mechanisms
-Paper Engineering
-Graphic Design
-Events Decor
-And all manor of small Tomfoolery
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A versatile creator of things, with work spanning across many industries from Theatre, Film, Events and Window Display, Advertising and even restoration. I can produce the smallest of bespoke pieces to multiple rollouts, working either solo or bringing in my talented production team to create exactly what you imagined! We can provide –
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-High Quality paint finishes
-Welding work and Metal Fabrication
-Carpentry
-Molding and Casting
-A variety of finishes for what we create for you, including metalizing
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No job too small, or too weird. Too big, or too complex.
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Contact me at – hireme@billieachilleos.co.uk

Exhibitions:

Labyrinth Artwork on display at The Club at the Ivy since 2011
Louis Vuitton Animals touring exhibition, global, 2010-Ongoing
John Lewis Animals - Christmas Windows 2013
Smythson Bi-plane - Smythson store, New Bond Street 2014
Highjumper and Cyclist for John Lewis - Commonwealth Games 2014
Brass Bee's - Fortnum and Mason 2015