Prop and Installation Design

Elevate your next campaign with something bespoke and meticulously made by hand. Whether you’re looking for playful, tactile props for a photoshoot, a series of handmade promotional products for your next PR campaign, or an entire installation of craft-based artwork for an event, we can provide a full-service experience tailored exclusively to your brand. Get in touch to commission some props.
Our projects have included:
  • Prop collections for brand campaign photo shoots and commercials

  • Props, sets and costume pieces for editorial spreads

  • Props and costumes for music videos

  • Event installations & stage sets

  • Visual merchandising props and installations for retail spaces

  • A tropical cocktail in a striped glass sits among a collection of tropical papercraft props, against a blue background.

    Small-scale props for product photography shoots

  • A colourful, glittery, handmade felt beetle puppet wearing glitter sunglasses.

    Novelty props and costume pieces for talent and public appearances

  • A Disney-themed retail window installation in the ACMI design shop, designed by Kitiya Palaskas Studio, with large red and white abstract window details, red abstract flat set pieces, and lots of Disney products.

    Community art projects

  • A collection of piñatas in the shape of black UNO playing card boxes, with the UNO logo on the front sit on a yellow background, surrounded by confetti in blue, yellow, red and green.

    Promotional props/objects for PR Mailout campaigns

  • Gorman Playground Props

    Bespoke, handmade photoshoot props designed for the Gorman Playground Winter 2022 campaign. We used our signature cardboard prop construction techniques to produce this playful collection.

  • Peter Alexander Props

    We’ve worked with Australian sleepwear brand Peter Alexander several times to create a series of colourful, oversized, handmade props for their campaigns and catalogs

  • Supergroup Stage Set

    We designed a glitzy stage set for the Melbourne leg of Australian singer-songwriter Georgia Mooney’s Supergroup tour. Inspired by retro game shows, the set was entirely made by hand.

  • UNO Piñatas

    100 bespoke handmade piñatas for UNO’s 50th birthday celebrations in Australia. Each piñata was entirely crafted by hand and filled with custom confetti, created as part of a promotional PR campaign.

  • Bailey Nelson Window Installation

    Window installations for eyewear retailer Bailey Nelson’s Summer window campaign. Our colourful, cut-out designs were inspired by dioramas, and some of the best elements of summer, and featured in 4 shop windows across Sydney and Melbourne.

Some of
Our Work
Some of
Our Work

Here's what our clients think

  • “Kit was an absolute pleasure to work with on the concept for our Summer 2019 campaign. She worked to the brief and created a fun, colourful, quirky window for selected stores across the brand. Handling everything from start to finish, Kit made it easy to get this up and running in a very short amount of time. It's a busy time in retail in November and Kit helped make it a little bit easier by handling the sourcing of materials and installation of this window to ensure it looked exactly how we imagined. I look forward to working with her again!”

    CJ Campbell, Visual Merchandising Coordinator, Bailey Nelson
  • “Kitiya was a pleasure to work with installing a bright, playful and multi-layered response to our Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Disney: The Magic of Animation. Kit was incredibly thorough and professional,  providing two concepts with detailed drawings that facilitated swift approval among stakeholders. She was able to problem-solve and adjust her designs on the day of install and the result was a stunning celebration of shop product adding colour and vibrancy to our retail frontage. ”

    Anaya Latter, ACMI Brand Manager
  • “Kitiya was a delight to work with on our Knit Con 2022 project for Pinterest. Her keynote talk on the Importance of Handmade in a Digital World left a huge impact on our guests and left them feeling inspired & confident to go out and work with their hands more. I would recommend Kit to anyone, she would be an asset to any event and really brought the fun and colour! ”

    Montana Cooper, Project Manager, Our Friends Electric

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our projects are bespoke, and made/assembled by hand, and as such require more time to produce than your average design project, prop rental, event hire, or sourced styling piece. We require a minimum of 3 weeks lead time to design and build your project. For interstate clients, we recommend allowing an extra week for courier times, just to be safe.

Ideally, we encourage you to get in touch at the start of the campaign or event production process - ideally as soon as creative has been signed off - so we can get to work straight away on your project build. 

That being said, we understand that sometimes things come up, and last-minute requests are occasionally necessary. If this is the case, please email us with your urgent requests and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Given the bespoke nature of our projects, our costings for our prop and installation services can vary significantly from project to project. As an example, the projects showcased on this page range between $4000 - $15,000. Given the custom nature of our work, we encourage you to get in touch with us with your project idea, so we can work together to create a design solution that fits your budget.

Our in-house prop and installation design services include:

- Cardboard construction

- Papier-mâché 

- Plush, fabric-based construction

- Papercraft

- Piñatas

- Sewing and embroidery

- Puppets and plush characters

… and other craft-based techniques

In addition, we work with a team of trusted fabricators for the following design services:

- Digital and hand painted signwriting and installation

- Aluminium and steel fabrication

- Foam carving

- Light boxes and displays

- Scenic painting

Absolutely! Once the project is completed, the work is yours! 

We’re big on sustainability here at Kitiya Palaskas Studio, so if you have no need for the props or installation after the project ends, you can choose to opt-in to our Loop-de-Loop Sustainability Program. We work with a range of community partners to re-house props, installations, and excess materials to give a second life. Find out more about Loop-de-Loop here.

Most definitely! We love working with clients all over Australia, and the world!

Depending on your project scope and deliverables, we can either courier straight to your door, and/or travel to your location to install the project. In some cases we have even completed the entire build on-site at the client’s location. Just get in touch with your interstate or international enquiries and we’ll get the ball rolling!

A kitiya Palaskas starburst shape in colour purple
A kitiya Palaskas starburst shape in colour purple

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Spread from Kitiya Palaskas' Pinata Party book featuring pencil pinatas on a pink background

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