Shopfitting :: Setbuilding :: Exhibition Construction - Karmer Setbuilding
about us

Karmer is a skilled and creative team of set builders, carpenters, designers, sculptors, background artists and fabricators with over ten years experience behind us.

We are proud to have collaborated with some of the most influential photographers, stylists, designers and art directors, working together on a vast array of projects from studio sets to location work, exhibitions, events, displays, press shows and some of the most innovative retail spaces.

Time isn’t always a great innovator and we know that a job needs to be right first time on time so we’ll work together with you to realise the optimum solution for your job

More like a family than a company. Once welcomed into the fold your ideas and projects are cared for and nurtured.
Professional, precise, obsessed with detail, inventive, insightful and utterly charming.
Anna Burns

"I've had the pleasure to work with Karl and his dream team on a few different projects. It's always been a remarkable combination of efficiency and initiative and a great support for creativity. Whatever the scale of the project, nothing seems to be a problem."
Grégoire Alexandre

Karmer are a joy to work with. A very skilled, pragmatic and above all supportive team that understand, accommodate and deliver, led by a rigorous and investigative project manager experienced in a wide range of styles and commissions. Whether it is an editorial or advertising photo shoot, a music campaign, a site-specific exhibition installation or a retail environment their personal approach, intuitive understanding of clients needs and attention to detail means you can be rest assured they will be 110% with you helping and enjoying create strikingly powerful spaces, images and products.
Lyndsay Milne

We commissioned Karmer to produce the main signage for the exhibition Skin + Bones at Somerset House in 2008. It was a very complex design made from hundreds of meters of metal thread and acrylic pins and we worked closely with Karmer through several very useful prototype stages in order to reach the final, very beautifully executed signage. We found the whole team to be very helpful, flexible and enthusiastic, fitting into the very tight schedule of our installation schedule with ease. We look forward to working with them again.
Rhonda Drakeford

"Karl and his crew seem to specialise in everything you throw at them, especially problem solving" -
Tom Mannion

"If I wake up and need to build a life-size house out of cardboard or have the sudden urge to make 300 large white fashion blocks turn to concrete, then I call Karmer. They can interpret and realise my designs - even if the design is a mere sketch on the back of napkin - and always deliver exactly what I want. I am their biggest fan."
Faye Toogood, Studio Toogood.

I always enjoy working with you guys - all great at what you do and a bloody good laugh!
Here's to many more successful collaborations!
Lesley Dilcock

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