What we did

  • Design & Idea Creation
  • Prop Design & Build
  • Event Photography
  • Install & Logistics
  • Staff Uniforms
  • Set Build & Development

The Shard: Aurora

The Brief

To install the second theme of our ‘View from The Shard’ experiential takeover for the guests of the attraction.

In Detail

Off the back of our, hugely popular, ‘Avant Garden’ theme, we’ve returned to London’s tallest building to redesign the viewing experience once again, this time bringing the northern lights to the top of the capital city!

Our winter theme ‘Aurora’ is sponsored and presented by ‘Virgin Experience’. Inspired by the magic of Nordic nature and the colours of the aurora borealis. The experience immerses guests from entry at the ground floor entrance, all the way up to the 72nd floor and includes a dazzling array of graphic and lighting installations that transport guests across the world to a real-life winter wonderland.

We completely revamped the interior design of the 69th floor, this time round, by producing and installing a range of brand new chairs, poseur tables, stools and coffee tables all in keeping with our Aurora theme.

All 3 of the bars at the view were sponsored by Möet. We designed and installed the champagne bar and two ski lodge bars with an aesthetic that married our winter theme with the Möet brand. They’re evene serving colour changing Aurora themed cocktails for guests to enjoy!

As well as the physical installations, we created themed content that was projected and displayed on screens throughout the attraction and in the elevators. We also designed all artwork, logos, colour palettes and even staff uniforms too!


Aurora will be in place at The Shard for 3 months (beginning November 25th 2021), so make sure you book your visit and please do tag us in all your Instagram pictures and content using the handles @wearesketch and @shardview

Installations include:

Möet Christmas Tree

Wall & Floor Vinyl Graphics

Snow machines

Themed Cocktail Bars

Hanging Installations

Baby Grand Piano

Floral Frame

and much more… !