Exhibition stand at Toyfair 2013

We were approached by our client Mako Creative to help them design and build a stand for their client Tolo.

We have taken the idea from their new Pop Up Farm House toy and made roofs with chimney that housed lights above the slat walls where they displayed their goods.

The exhibition was in London Olympia and the position of the stand meant they had a supporting column in the middle of it that we had to work with. We have clad the column and added a roof to it. The sides had 3D elements to it – a window to the side and a replica of the toy’s rattle, buttons and spinning beads that were in fact, spinning and not just a prop.

A picket fence was added to the plinth at the bottom of the column to finish the look and feel of the stand.

The client also sells a range of gardening tools and these were housed in a shed – complete with tongue & groove walls and a shed roof on top.

It was an absolute pleasure to be able to design such fun stand and receive the great feedback that we did from the client as well as the show visitors.

Exhibition stand
Column cladding on exhibition stand
Exhibition stand
Exhibition Stand at Toyfair
Exhibition Stand
Exhibition Stand at Toyfair
Exhibition Stand at Toyfair
Exhibition Stand at Toyfair
Exhibition Stand
Exhibition Stand at Toyfair
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Workspace Installation

We were approached by Beechtree Community Centre in Whitchurch (Shropshire) to help them with fitting out of the new workspace that they were in a process of extending and renovating. The space was a mix of the existing old chapel and a brand new contemporary extension.

All of the desks had to be made as the spaces were small and unique (i.e. no square corners!) and the process of the design and build was a challenging one. We had to coordinate with the builders, the architect, the catering company and of course, our client. And we were building the units while the builders were plastering and adding radiators to where we wanted to fit the desks etc. Plenty of site visits were necessary to ensure we were all on the same page.

With only a week behind the original schedule we were on site and fitting the units. These are the pictures taken on the day. Some graphics were added to the reception desk and we will post these after the opening day on 10th January.

All desks were made out of high quality armoured protected laminate finished in subtle texture except for the front of the reception desk that were in high gloss. The cafe unit was spray painted as well as the decorative lines on the counter that were then attached to a high gloss laminate sheet.

Installation for art exhibition – Liverpool Biennial 2012

When it comes to the world of art, thinking needs to be adjusted to appreciate the full picture. It isn’t good enough to just build a plinth. You need to understand where it will be position, what it is for and how the whole look and feel will affect the finished artwork.

We feel very honoured to have been asked to build several plinths and display cabinets for Liverpool Biennial 2012.

Here are the photos of the largest installation – 12 freestanding pods to house 46 inch plasmas and DVDs, computers. They were painted in TV white as they were not to be too obvious. The whole idea is for the visitors to stand in the middle of the circle and get immersed in the display on the screens. Around this installation we also made 7 smaller plinths to have projectors fitted to them for other installations.

The artists are Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse and the installation is in the Cunard Building in Liverpool and will be there until 25th November.

Microtile surround

We are keen to showcase our recent collaboration with our client Alive&Sound of the microtile surround we’ve built. The brief included the maximum height, the size of the microtiles and a request to fit 8 wide by 6 high tiles into a curved front surround.

The surround was made out of four pieces and finished in high gloss white paint.

We think photos speak for themselves. Here are a few from the initial design to the finished product. And if you are looking to have something like this for your event get in touch by phone on 01978 780 421 or email info@blackiris-exhibitions.co.uk for further information.