2021 TAIT Yearbook

71 Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai was the venue for the Nissan Patrol’s 70th Anniversary event, and a celebration of the all-terrain vehicle’s spectacular heritage needed a similarly spectacular show to wow the gathered crowd. Our client Spinifex Group and George P. Johnson briefed us to create an aluminum ‘jewel’ centerpiece incorporating an internal sphere, with integrated cabling to allow the cube to be lit as it was flown or mounted on a pole during the 40-minute, live-streamed show. The TAIT Wakefield team set to work, and the jewel was mechanically designed, manufactured, fabricated, spray painted, gold leafed, lacquered, integrated, and test built twice, before being packed into a cart and shipped from the UK to the Middle East alongside its mounting pole and base structure.