‘Best use of space – small
– Home and Interior Show Vancouver, 2006
The structural complexity and sheer size of the booth coupled with the need for portability created a healthy engineering challenge. A series of welded aluminum ‘C’ sections support the huge top valence while relying on the lower cabinetry to provide the alignment, and enough mass to counter balance the structure. Each side of the booth can stand alone so as to be used independently The plywood was even 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 and 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 me in to the project. I 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.
The finished booth is more a piece of fine furniture than a trade show booth… which is exactly what the architecture firm wanted to show off it’s work.
anegre , figured anegre, and black
walnut veneer and solids
120” l x 120” w x 96” h
for Kallweit Graham Architecture, 2006