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Souvenir Scenic Studios is one of London’s foremost scenery builders and specialist prop-makers. Established in 1988 by Simon Kenny, it has earned considerable recognition, not only for traditional fine-painted scenery but also for spectacular coups de theatre and bespoke sculptural pieces. Working on major West End productions, most recently Bend it Like Beckham, Made in Dagenham, Shakespeare in Love, Miss Saigon, The Commitments and The Book of Mormon, Souvenir is at the forefront of London theatre and has also been an integral part of several Broadway transfers. The company has extensive experience in ballet production, working with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in Motion Pictures and the Royal Ballet, and in opera too both at Covent Garden and at the ENO.
Souvenir’s specialist expertise and high-quality craftsmanship has seen the company increasingly in demand in the world of fashion. The company developed a highly successful working relationship with Alexander McQueen as well as other prominent clients including Stella McCartney, Burberry, Christian Dior, YSL, Louis Vuitton and Top Shop. Working behind the scenes in the UK, France, Italy and Japan, Souvenir has been responsible for some of the most talked-about productions, exhibitions and events in recent years; Savage Beauty at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the 15m high flown oak tree in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, the chandelier made of razorblades for the opening of the Punk exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs exhibition at the Louvre In Paris to mention just a few.
Souvenir’s reputation for originality and its innovative touch has also made it a favourite with some of the world’s leading photographers, including Nick Knight, David Sims and Mario Testino.