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Fabulous designs built with integrity.
Commercial environmental lighting and display experts.
All of our projects, whether temporary or permanent, are inspired by a creative storyline and brought to life with unrivalled expertise. We transform ideas and visions into fantastical landscapes that welcome, embrace and celebrate. From huge commercial productions to the smallest details, our work is designed with talent, crafted with precision and installed with knowhow, provided by our in-house team of experts.
Leading the industry in Themed Environment Design, Build and Installation.
- Spectacular outdoor festive lighting.
- Shopping Centre Christmas decoration.
- Awe inspiring Christmas Grottos.
- Permanent visitor attraction theming design and build.
For the past four decades our heritage in providing unrivalled outdoor festive decorations for Towns and Cities continues to thrive across the UK. Our design and production teams work passionately with each of our clients to guarantee the best considered magical solution possible. From traditional formats to contemporary art inspired installations, projection mapping and interactive displays, we cover all areas with our dedicated team overseeing all aspects of project management, installation and take down.
Over the years we have created many of the most spectacular and best loved festive Shopping Centre displays throughout the UK. From epic bespoke productions to the most delicate detailing, our work is crafted to bring that special feeling of Celebration and Good Will. Working closely with existing architectural aesthetics and feasibility planning, we create exceptional decorative landscapes in light and are renowned for designing and building the most awe-inspiring Christmas Grottos the UK has ever seen. From Licensed Character wonderlands to free standing fantasy Castles that rise high into the winter skies, we provide all year-round lighting solutions and themed displays that bring to life our customers events and promotional activities.
Our unique creative background and in-house team of specialist artists, technicians and craftsmen is renowned across our industry. Our portfolio of festive display solutions and visitor attraction designs underpin our point of difference. With over 40 years of industry experience and an ever expanding dedicated team, we continue to deliver truly wonderful themed landscapes and features for all kinds of Clients including Theme Parks, specialist attractions and Shopping Malls to even high end private commissions and architectural solutions. From the initial creative spark through to production realisation and project management, we turn wonderful ideas into magical landscapes and creations. We pride ourselves in delivering the concept in all its physical final glory every time.
From brief to concept drawings - our creative team studies our client’s ambition and prepares a visual presentation for approval. Our in-house team then work together to manufacture an accurate interpretation, whatever the subject matter. We apply consistently high standards throughout our creative, manufacturing and installation process.
About Blachere UK:
Blachere has been developing, designing and manufacturing Christmas lighting products since 1973, with Headquarters in France and divisions spanning Europe, USA, Canada and further afield.
The UK division was established in 2001 and has grown to be the largest supplier of Christmas lighting in the UK. With innovation at the forefront of our designs, we constantly seek out and implement new products and technology, ensuring quality and reliability throughout our product range. Manufactured using the latest LED (light emitting diode) technology, our products deliver longer product life, lower power consumption and reduced electricity costs and as an ISO 9001 Quality Management accredited company, we have seamless systems and processes in place to ensure that your project exceeds your expectations, without a hitch.
Formally KD Decoratives, BITE UK* is the newest division to join Blachere. Since its inception in 2015, the excellent pairing of decorative lighting expertise from Blachere and innovative flare for cutting-edge themed design inherited from KD has enabled us to create and install some of the UK’s most prestigious Seasonal lighting landscapes, both indoor and outdoor. Unlike any other company in our sector, we are unique in our permanent skill structure; housing a collection of world class Artists, Designers, Sculptors, Special Effects Programmers, Dressers, Engineers, Project Managers and Account Handlers all under one roof. Providing concept-to-completion in-house allows our team of technicians and installers to see that the delivery of each project is smooth, safe and reliable, monitoring all stages production from creative concept through to installation and hand over.
We really do make Dreams become a reality. On time. To expectation. On budget.
Whether master planning a complete visitor attraction for a Theme Park, decking the malls of Shopping Centres, helping Clients win BID awards or creating art installations, we have worked our magic on hundreds of sites.
For this reason alone, we are truly unique in our approach to creative solutions. Our customers mean everything to us and our bespoke service sees our clients returning to us, time after time.
*Blachere Illumination Themed Environment Division UK