Creative inspiration from The Found Series – Lighthouse 95
Tiger beer has married up with Vice to create a series of interesting and thought provoking short videos that they have christened as ‘The Found Series’. These videos are being jointly hosted on both the exclusive Vice VBS.TV and the very popular Tiger YouTube channel. The videos share a common theme of delving into creative spaces through the eyes of the people who have found and transformed them. They feel that they are exploring previously uncharted areas of creativity in a vivid new way as part of the Know The Not Known campaign.
Five hundred tonnes of steel transformed into pure acoustic bliss. The beat up
95 vessel was built in 1939 moored in the Thames Estuary guiding incoming vessels to safety. Ben Phillips discovered the boat in 2006 for sale in Kent and fell in love with it and purchased it. He had an idea of changing the music scene in East London and felt the boat was his way of making that change.
He wanted to make a unique space for practicing, recording and producing music. He and the Lighthouse 95 crew have done just that and more. On the outside it looks like a typical rusty old floating vessel, but on the inside it is state of the art.
Phillips wanted to transform the entire interior of the ship into areas for practicing, recording and producing as well as sufficient space for living. The living area was completely redone with the different quarters turned into bedrooms but at first all they did was to make the area liveable with beds and heat for the cold of winter but they have since gone back and redone the entire living area making comfortable spaces for the entire crew.
The former galley was redone into a beautiful kitchen with all the amenities to prepare great food and entertain guests or recording artists. The portholes all along the kitchen add to is mystique and charm.
The area for his music playing and recording is brilliant. While inside the studio one feels they could be in any recording studio in the world, it is when they go up on the deck they realise they are docked in the bay. There is a state of the art recording studio where bands can come and have come to record their music. The studio has all the top equipment and Phillips designed the studio in such a way that acoustically it is top shelf.
Ben Phillips has produced a unique space not only for living but at the same time for recording and producing music. His out of the box way of thinking has allowed him to transform 500 tonnes of steel into a brilliant recording studio. You can see a short video about his work on VBS.TV or our YouTube channel. The video is part of “The Found Series” exploring creative spaces and talking to those that designed them.
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