Who's who at The Prop House...
The Prop House team is a group of talented individuals who work together to design and create both the imaginable and unimaginable for your event. Led by Jano Dawes who started the company in 1995, our team is made up of designers, stylists, artisans, installers, riggers and visual merchandisers who work tirelessly to ensure the success of your event. It is our pleasure to witness an event come to life and know that your guests are having the time of their lives.
Meet The Prop House team
We asked the team to share a favourite Prop House moment…
My favourite custom designed project in recent years was at Mother Duck Day Care Centre at Wynnum. The architect of this flagship centre achieved an exceptional level of design, both aesthetically and functionally so it was a pleasure to extend this further with bespoke themed elements throughout. We designed and installed custom wallpapers, hot air balloon light fittings and indoor play areas – all created specifically for children aged up to 5 years.
Whoever said blondes have more fun obviously haven’t gone pink
After installing events for over 25 years it is hard to choose just one… From recent events, my favourite would be the Somerville House Diamond Ball. I designed huge, bud-lit chandeliers for this event and until the day of the install at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, it was hard to see in my mind’s eye exactly how spectacular they would be. The room looked amazing and my client was thrilled. Best of all, it was my daughter Zoe’s Year 12 Ball and she chose the theme – she loved it!
Shoot… I think I forgot one of the kids!
If you build it – they will come
Favourite Prop. The ship’s wheel. It looks good and it’s functional (a bit like me), and is one of the first things I made at The Prop House. We recently installed it into the Starlight Express room and the kids in there loved it. I dare anyone to walk past it and not want to give it a spin.
Our passions are the screams of your needs
My favourite props are the white maple trees. I love the white colour & lights together. They look so fresh & bright and give off a relaxing, warm glow. Grouped together en masse they look amazing.
KEEP CALM and JAZZ HANDS
Create your own sunshine
Don’t hate me because I’m billable
There were times I thought I was good looking…
The Lend Lease event at the John Reid Pavilion at RNA involved a simple concept with wooden pallets to make a stunning feature wall. It is always nice to build something out of a simple every day product.
That’s what you get on the big jobs
My favourite set up was the Spring Vintage Market at Indooroopilly. Rustic bars, floral fabric, vintage peacock chairs, moss and fresh flowers – all my favourites!
Operations…knowing you’ll never be able to have nice nails or a manicure. Ever!
Full power 24 hours.
I like Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.