Welcome to the McConnell & Borow, Inc./PropArt web site
WE'RE MODEL MAKERS: IT'S NOT CGI...BUT SOMETIMES COMPUTERS ARE INVOLVED!
Since 1983, McConnell & Borow, Inc. has been creating unique and award-winning miniature sets, props, displays and editorial illustrations for the top names in advertising, film production, design, fine art galleries and artists.
Our team is versatile enough to work with acrylic, wood, metal, glass, plaster, clay, resins - almost any material you can think of. And we're not only skilled craftspeople, we've also designed and/or conceptualized much of the work we've done. With the evolution of technology, we’re able to do some of the design and/or conceptualization with 3-D programs, and use those designs to output and incorporate 3-D prints with our hand-made fabrications. This capability allows us to provide you with the “best of both worlds” yielding props and sets that are as natural and realistic as you’d like.
Chances are you've seen and admired the work we've created for Absolut, American Express, AT&T, Budweiser, Burt's Bees, Clinique, Coca-Cola, Dunkin' Donuts, Essie, GE, Google, Heineken, IBM, I Spy, Intel, Kodak, Planters Peanuts, RCA, Smirnoff, Visa, VW, Xbox and many more. Because our props and sets are so real and lifelike, you may not have even realized that you were looking at the work of our model makers!
Consider a prop or miniature set before you go on location. Using a prop or miniature set can be much less expensive than shooting on location - although the end results can be virtually the same. Plus, you have the flexibility to emphasize any detail you wish within the scene. And because you'll work in a studio, you have total control over light and climatic elements. Many art directors and photographers also take advantage of computer technology to combine our props and miniature sets with people and/or objects - making it faster and cheaper for them to produce the exact image they want.
We've worked with some of the top ad agencies in the field, including: Ammirati Puris Lintas, FCB, Grey, JWT Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, Leo Burnett, McCann, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA/Chiat/Day, and Y&R.
Whether you're an advertising agency, photographer, film producer or designer, we'd welcome the opportunity to custom make the right prop or miniature set for your needs.
We invite you to take a look at some of the work we've completed.
We look forward to working with you!!