EXHIBITIONS & TRADESHOWS

 
 
 
 
 
 

FIXTURING

Interactive Kiosks, Styl

Consumer Electronics Show

with Bazzetto Design

Conceived as a set of fixtures catering specifically to their respective products, these units were developed for use both at CES and in multiple showrooms.  The sleek forms and varied finishes were designed to work in-conjunction with the display and graphic wall, assembled beyond.

Each fixture pairs a different sheathing material with an internal lighting element.  Gray rubber, bronzed sheetmetal, and milk acrylic clad the monolithic lighting elements in different ways.  The backing display wall uses gloss black laminate to reflect these lighting elements, with the display niches creating forms that mimic both streaking lights, and the shape of the company "S"

Images & design renderings

Detail sketches (below)

Public Benches, Chinatown

Los Angeles, CA

with Lauren Karwoski & Elizabeth Dixon

Two bench designs were fabricated for Chung King Plaza as part of an effort to bring more site-specificity to the public spaces in Los Angeles' Chinatown. The primary concerns were material coherence, detail-oriented construction, and permanence.

Design sketches (above)

Bench images (right & below)

Conceptual model (above)

Assembly diagrams (below)

The previous plaza benches were nondescript monolithic slabs.  The team explored design assemblies that mirror details around the neighborhood, while simultaneously focusing on the specifics of the site, and construction costs.

Both executed designs are composed of apitong seating anchored into concrete bases.  The seating construction uses two different planking orientations, each accentuating the connection method in their respective way.  Both designs utilize formwork that combines rough and smooth surfaces, to help articulate the graphic motifs incorporated onto these substantial bases.  

Rivets, brackets, strapping, burnishing and leather appliqué all contribute to the palate developed for this line.  The fleur-de-lis icon was applied to the rough-hewn planking, both as a brandish and as a die-cut insignia.  Accompanying shoe displays were also proposed using stained 2x4 lumber with angle-iron, arranged into a array of counter-top configurations.

Fixture Line, Affliction

various locations 

with Studio Concepts

Looking to expand the company's brutalist aesthetic into its store locations, a line of  fixtures were developed to display a variety of products.  Borrowing assembly components from timber construction and industrial structures, the fixtures became more substantial and detail-oriented than typical floor units.

Conceptual sketches and images (left)

Shoe display design renderings (above)

Fixture Line, Skull Candy

Various locations

with Studio Concepts

Floor fixture design diagrams (above) and detail image (below)

A fixture series was developed, able to be scaled into numerous applications, from full-height floor fixtures to much smaller countertop, wall-mount, and POS units.  Over the course of numerous design iterations, this project became more of an exercise in die-cut profiles and graphic  branding than the original form-driven concepts.  

Concepts developed a heavy focus on the use of metal sheeting, to be employed both structurally and as cladding. Surface treatments such as polishing techniques, oxidation, tarnishing, cold-rolling, etching and silk-screening were explored in the process.  This palate was then applied to the solid and fluid forms, aiming to capture the company's desire for a 'edgy' yet 'high-performance' brand.  The design process involved executing details down to the custom, decorative locking components on the peg-displays.  

Adjustable wall-mount fixture, elevation & renderings (above & right)

Countertop fixture design image & sketches (left & above)

Point-of-sale headphone display, renderings & design sketches (left & above)

Wheel & Accessory Displays, Scion

various showroom locations

with Studio Concepts

Multiple tire display proposals revolve around innovative methods for carrying the significant product load.  Some concepts embraced the structural system as part of the design aesthetic, while others utilized decorative sheathing to encase the frames.

Accessory walls were designed together with the tire fixtures, to establish coherent showroom environments.  Since the units would be manufactured off site, they necessitated a self-supporting construction.  

 

Different product sections are located to maximize the ability for customer interactivity, with various materials overlaid in bold graphic compositions.   The designs aim to simultaneously generate interest from a distance, as well as function well at arm's reach. 

Wheel display concept sketches & renderings (top)

Accessory wall design renderings (below)

For the four main product categories - skis, snowboards, boots, and accessories, the design challenge lay in how to compose this pastiche of materials and components into kiosks that can be easily deployed and assembled at numerous locations.  Drawing from the characters of the ski park, lodge, and equipment itself, the designs mix a feel of nostalgia with that of cutting-edge equipment.

An additional request from the client was to consider how the various units could be arranged around different exhibit arrangements.  The fixtures are thus detailed to combine, allowing their flexible display hardware to orient to different site configurations

Kiosk designs, Rossignol

various locations 

with Studio Concepts

Stand-alone kiosks were used as the generator in an effort to re-brand various product lines.  The resulting proposals employed a collage of elements and materials to bridge the company's tech-forward feel with its crafty Nordic roots.

Concept sketches and design renderings

Image of signage prototype (far right)

Display detail (left), and exhibition configuration diagrams & notes (below)

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