Billie Achilleos

Designer & Maker of Things

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London, Paris, New York, Madrid and Shanghai have been charmed by Billie’s quirky and cutting edge designs. Designer, Puppet and Prop Maker, she has worked in Opera, Theatre, Film, Window Display and Advertising. She holds a BA in Technical Arts and Special Effects.

Her Louis Vuitton Product Animals, initially showcased in London and Paris, were also shown in Shanghai and Madrid, and a 2014 exhibition has been arranged based on their popularity with Paris fashionistas.

This girl is a genius. Vincent Darré Designer

It is a very British thing to play with things. She manages to pay tribute to Maison Louis Vuitton, without taking herself too seriously. Alexandra Golovanoff Fashion Journalist

So much imagination and charm and a totally delightful strange concept. Hamish Bowles Editor at Large Vogue

It was a genius idea, a fantastic genius idea. I hope to see more… Giovanna Battaglia Fashion Editor and Stylist

Billie’s exquisite and sublime Insects designed and constructed as part of a collaborative project with photographer Lacey, were published in Vogue (Japan) in February 2014. The photo shoot took place in New York where she also collaborated further with New York based cinematographer Christopher Webb and Lacey to create a promotional film sequence for Vogue.

Smythson commissioned Billie to design a window display on the theme of The History of Travel Around The World In Smythson Style. Her inspiration came from bespoke Smythson stationery created for the Maharajas of India, dating back to the 1930s. This window display can currently be seen at Smythson New Bond Street London and will be rolled out to Smythson’s other stores later this year.

For the Common Wealth Games 2014 in Glasgow she was commissioned to create sculptures for John Lewis. They were displayed at The Tea on the Green. Visitors could admire and interact with the sculptures, while enjoying a high tea.

In 2013, her innovative sculptures appeared in the John Lewis Christmas Wonderland window display on Oxford Street London. These whimsical animal designs, made out of household products, charmed and mesmerised Londoners and visitors over the festive season.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company, she collaborated with the Movement Director, Will Tuckett to create a Demon Mastiff puppet for the production of The Orphan of Zhao.

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