Though B&C Productions first began as a set design company, focusing on film,
theatre and photography, it quickly became more. At the latter end of 2014, we applied our
theatrical perspective to the creation of an entirely different kind of project; a tiny house on
wheels. Brimming with the artistic desire to live in the fantastical worlds we create, we set
out not only to manifest that dream, but also to circumnavigate the financial constraints that
so many aspiring artists and artisans know so well, in hopes that our experience might serve
as an education—by example of our successes and failures alike. Inspired by the outcome,
and seasoned by the myriad of logistical challenges we faced along the way, we're pleased
to dedicate ourselves now to creative projects of all kinds, large and small.
~ Works in Progress ~
~ Works in Progress ~
We come full circle with this next project. First we built a home inspired by old ships, and now we will transform a ship into an old-ship home.
Our new friend, John, dreams of residing on the boundless property of the sea, and of a home after our own hearts. Based upon a “Chinese Junk”, one of the oldest and heartiest vessels still proudly sailing the waters of the world, this ship will boast an exterior that tips its hat to Leonardo Divinci’s drawings, with hand-stitched canvas sails, ribbed with wooden batons, stretching up like a bat's wing along handcrafted wooden masts. This is just the beginning. Rather than building upon the Junk’s traditional wooden hull, we will be fashioning this rigging to the thick steel of a very industrial-looking “Tahitiana Ketch”, a 20th century design known for its soundness and reliability upon the open sea.
The interior is where things really step outside the norm, even for these Junk hybrids. Scandinavian themed, and riddled with eccentricities, this confined space will be filled with design touches that make it feel like anything but.
If you’re as excited as we are to see this unfold, then you’ll really like this: We’re filming this project and creating a series of episodes to chronicle its journey, and ours. Stay tuned for updates!