More fine furniture than trade show structure, this display is exactly what the architects wanted to showcase their work. The award-winning booth was an engineering challenge due to its structural complexity, sheer size and need to be portable.
A series of welded aluminum ‘C’ sections support the huge top valence. The lower cabinetry provides the alignment, and enough mass to counter balance the structure. Each side of the booth can stand alone, used independently
The plywood was custom made to obtain the seamless ten foot lengths required. The dark stained walnut counters and light blonde valences accent the stunning color and grain of the figured anegre lattice. The toe kicks and spaces below the counter are deeply recessed to accentuate the floating effect of the illuminated glass doors. Overhead lights are orient-able, carefully spaced to spread the downwash of light evenly over the artwork.
Karen and her staff had already sorted out the concept for the booth when they brought us in to the project. Formatura developed and engineered the structure and worked closely with them on the details… lighting, glass, the display hardware, and suitable woods and finishes that would provide a match for the color palate they had in mind.
Built for Kallweit Graham Architecture. Awarded Best Use of Space – Small, Home and Interior Show Vancouver, 2006