We started this just like we do with all our product designs, the discovery phase. Working with the shareholders and stock development team at Event Prop Hire we obtained the knowledge we needed to understand the scope of the product. This included elements such as the potential themes the product would need to work with as well as the types of events it would be used in. The theme helps define the aesthetics of the product with the main aim, the better it looks, the more rentable it is! We produced numerous concept designs, experimenting with form and mashing up Boomboxes of the 80’s and 90’s. As the design developed it started to become clear that we had designed something special.
A core part of Event Prop Hire’s business model is that they offer their products with full installation but also on a ‘dry hire’. This means the client will assemble their rental products without help from the Event Prop Hire team. So, an important area we cover with Event Prop Hire products is we design them ‘tool free’, working with simple integrated fixings. Size matters too, all products need to break down in parts that can be easily transported through a standard single door, this ensures they full accessible to any rental customer. You can assemble the 8 manageable parts of the Boombox in under 3 minutes and only 7 steps!
The life of an Event Prop Hire product can be rough, so we must make them tough! The Boombox may only be at an event for one night but in the process travel over 300 miles in the back of a tightly pack van, then do it all again on the way back. We designed and built the Boombox to be very durable, easy to repair and efficient to maintain. Every product that is hired from Event Prop Hire is quality checked and where required repainted. At EPH Studios we designed the Boombox to make this easy and straight forward, guaranteeing that it always looks its best.