Sam Bompas Partner, Bompas and Parr | The Dots
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Sam Bompas

Partner, Bompas and ParrLondon, United Kingdom
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Sam Bompas

Partner, Bompas and ParrLondon, United Kingdom
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Sam spends a large portion of his time concentrating on new business concepts and existing client relationships, bringing in new projects and challenges for the team, researching and developing new ideas and studying historical influences. As Creative Director Sam also spends his time developing content and ideas both for research and consultancy, along with inspiration and creative for all of the projects and installations.
Projects
  • PLANT CONNOISSEURS' CLUBRECREATIONAL VEGETATION Bompas & Parr present a series of workshops at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, exploring psychoactive plants, stimulating botanicals and other mind-altering magic. As part of Kew’s Intoxication Season from 20th September until 12th October, we’re taking over the Secluded Glasshouse on weekends, creating an immersive, theatrical locale for budding plant connoisseurs to expand their minds by learning about other cultures’ perspectives on natural-born plant intoxicants. Against a historical context, and with the guidance of ethnobotanists, toxicologists, drugs historians and medics, we’ll be examining our collective attitude to drugs and contrasting our own socially acceptable substances - tobacco, alcohol and caffeine - with other less familiar stimulants and sedatives. Best of all, adventurous types can also seek spiritual enlightenment with our Grand Master host, by directly sampling a small amount of one of four plant-products that are widely consumed on a global basis, but which we’re less familiar with in the UK. Betel nut, kola nut, raw guarana and blue lotus tea are all variously attributed certain psychoactive, mind-altering properties and have been consumed for centuries as far afield as Ancient Egypt and the jungles of South America.
  • MULTISENSORY FIREWORKSMULTISENSORY FIREWORKS - EMBANKMENT, NEW YEARS EVE 2013 / 2014 Bompas & Parr worked with Vodafone, in partnership with the Mayor of London, to create the world’s first mutli-sensory firework display for London’s New Year’s Eve. Visitors watching London’s fireworks between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge got to experience a total sensory assault with the different coloured fireworks matched to fruity flavours. So as red pyrotechnics exploded in the sky, the city was engulfed in a straw
  • COOKING WITH LAVACOOKING WITH LAVA - SYRACUSE, USA, June 2014 Go into the kitchen of a top steak restaurant and you’re likely to find a £18,000 Josper oven, favoured by chefs for its searing 300°C cooking temperature. At Bompas & Parr we didn’t think that was anywhere near hot enough, so last month we headed to Syracuse University in upstate New York, where Professor Robert Wysocki has over-clocked an industrial bronze furnace and is busy working up an expertise in creating artificial volcanos and streams of ma
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Skills
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Food Design
  • Food Creation