design services

Design Services

Proportion London are design innovators with an intimate knowledge of retail design trends that feed the many creative conversations we have with our contacts in the retail and exhibition sectors. As partners with our clients, we are passionate about understanding their specific vision and bringing it to life. Of course, we are well known for our high quality manufacturing here in the UK, but over the years, we have honed a series of design disciplines which we offer as a complete package or broken into its constituent services - just let us know your needs and we will tailor a solution to fit the bill.

Our services include:

  • VM consultancy
  • Product Design
  • Custom Sculpting
  • Product prototyping
  • Manufacturing services

VM Consultancy

With years of experience spanning the full gamut of retail and museum exhibition services, comes a vast spread knowledge of the many nuances of visual merchandising and product presentation. Our experienced design team can work with the you to define a VM strategy specific to your brand DNA, and then guide the way through product design, prototype development, production methods, logistics and even installation.

Product Design

Renowned for our "ahead of the curve" thinking, precise production methods and considered aesthetic, our in-house Design Team develop presentation equipment which couples good functional purpose with exquisite looks. Through these disciplines and our hands-on knowledge of VM, we can provide you with custom-designed display product to fit your specific brand and product requirements.

Custom Sculpting

While we have an extensive library of visual merchandising product, we appreciate that our clients occasionally want something truly unique and specific to their brand vision. With this in mind, we provide a custom sculpting service, working with our talented sculptors and highly skilled project managers to guide you through the sometimes daunting creation process. Dedicated to supporting the client's brief, we will encourage you to be involved in the creative process, communicating with you at every stage and meeting regularly for updates and critical stage sign-offs. Our sculpting studio, development workshop and production facility are all within easy reach of central London, or for those further afield we offer online communication, making us the perfect partner wherever you are based.


Visualising a design concept can be a baffling concern, especially for those not used to doing this on a regular basis. For this reason and to ensure that you are satisfied with the product design ahead of manufacture, we produce prototypes. Combining a variety of methods, including 3D printing, fast mock-ups and finish swatches, prototyping allows you to undertake product fits and spatial size testing before committing to full production. It is also an opportunity to make any tweaks and adjustments and consider each item within a range of VM kit.

Manufacturing Services

From one-off orders to large rollout programmes, no project is too large or small for our consideration. Our goal is to produce a spectacular product, that supports your brief, delivered to agreed timelines and also to budget.Working from our impressive factory in East London, and with our talented team of production experts, we offer UK production of papier-mâché bust forms, fibreglass mannequins and an extensive array of accessories in wood, metal, jesmonite and other materials.In addition to our in-house manufacturing facilities, we have strong connections with a select set of suppliers who bring a broad spectrum of complimentary production techniques into our portfolio of skills. For those requiring larger production runs, our longstanding and trusted Far East manufacturing partner has provided product of exemplary quality to many international brands on our behalf.