acrylicize is a boutique art and design studio that creates bespoke art installations. The studio, based in Shoreditch, East London, is the creative workplace of James Burke, Paul Arad and their team.
[Creative Review ""] The company has garnered attention for their bespoke artwork in UK football and rugby stadiums [Brian Gainor, Partnership Activation, 10 February 2011 ""] and their installations for high-profile corporate companies and collectors. [FX Magazine, March 2011 ""]
Founded in 2003 by creative director James Burke, acrylicize came to be as a result of Burke's final year show while studying contemporary arts at Manchester Metropolitan University
[Ben Lobel, Business XL, December 2010 ""]
The exhibition consisted of several ink designed acrylic pieces with mock price tags which people took for real. After the majority of the exhibits had sold, Burke formed the company, with long-time friend Paul Arad, a business graduate, joining six months later.
Acrylicize landed accounts with high-profile names including Sunseeker, Moet Hennessey, The Cumberland Hotel, Deloitte and Touche, Helical Bar, University of Hull campus, Heathrow Airport Terminals 3 & 5, London Luton Airport, the BBC Media Village in White City, Addison Lee and The Office Group
[Design Exchange, Winter 2010 ""] among others. acrylicize completed interior work for several of the UK's stadiums including Wembley Stadium, the Emirates Stadium, Twickenham and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. [The Jewish News, February 2011 ""]
acrylicize were awarded Best Product Award from the British Interior Design Association in 2003.
In 2010 acrylicize were nominated for Business of the Year at the TrainE-TradiE awards.
[The Jewish Chronicle ""]
In 2012, Acrylicize were awarded the TrainE TraidE Business of the Year title.
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In November 2014, Acrylicize were named Breakthrough Talent at the FX Awards, hosted by FX Magazine.
acrylicize have been recognised in the media with coverage in The Independent
[The Independent, 22 October 2006 ""]
The Evening Standard
[The Evening Standard, 4 November 2010 ""] FX [FX Magazine, March 2011 ""]
and Design Exchange.
[Design Exchange, Winter 2010 ""]