Exhibit Design

Branded Exhibit Environment Designed for annual retail conference e-Tail West 2016

Standing out is one the biggest challenges any conference attendee faces. How do you distinguish your brand from the sea of competing exhibitors and booths. How do you get the most from your investment in a branded tradeshow exhibit environment? 


These were the questions our client had asked when they approached us to design a branded lounge environment for a recent industry conference in Palm Springs, California.

It was critical that that the branded space provide an engaging environment, that clearly expressed the brands core messaging, and came in on a tight budget and schedule. 
With these goals to consider we decided to pursue a bold, expressive design that was at the same time simple, and economical.

The center feature of the final design was a forty foot long wall of purple cardboard boxes with applied graphics expressing core messaging and consumer data. While being an unconventional material choice, the use of cardboard boxes solved a range of design problems. Along with being economical and lightweight, the theme of the enclosed boxes aligned with the client's marketing initiative and intended to be an expression of their tagline, "It's what's inside that counts".

PROJECT TEAM
Provost Studio: Peter Provost - Design Principal
Stephanie Parrish - Art Director + Sr. Graphic Designer
Nicholas McRoberts - Jr. Project Designer + Coordinator
Blue Coast Contracting: Specialty Fabrication

Museum of Science+Industry Chicago

The Nature of Numbers

Not long ago Provost Studio had the pleasure of exploring and proposing ideas for the design of a new educational exhibit for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.  The concept for the exhibit's theme "The Nature of Numbers", resulted from an exploration into the relationship between pattern, mathematics, structure, and human experience. The exhibit/experience design seamlessly connected curated content, interactive display, and surrounding exhibit space.

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Spatial Expression. Digital Fabrication.

Digital design and fabrication are exciting avenues for creative exploration of the possibilities of spatial expression. We chose to harness complex digital modelling tools such as Rhino and Grasshopper to create engaging physical expressions of pattern and mathematics.

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Formal Elements

Visitors first indication and impression of the exhibit begins with large scale environmental graphic leading to an  entry portal. The portal is enclosed by internally-lit walls that rise and wrap the space with its specific hexagonal patterning. Embedded into this is the opportunity to engage with visitors through light box graphics, text, artifacts, and projected panel imagery, housed within the hexagonal "cells".

The New York Times “Building Sustainable Cities” Conference.  Provost Studio designed event interiors and environmental graphics including main auditorium, sponsor lounge spaces and registration desk.

The New York Times “Building Sustainable Cities” Conference.  Provost Studio designed event interiors and environmental graphics including main auditorium, sponsor lounge spaces and registration desk.

"The Spirit of the Marathon" Exhibit at the National Hellenic Museum. Design-Build collaboration between Provost Studio and Peter Hyde Design (Exhibit Design), Chicago Scenic Studios (Exhibit Fabrication).

"The Spirit of the Marathon" Exhibit at the National Hellenic Museum. Design-Build collaboration between Provost Studio and Peter Hyde Design (Exhibit Design), Chicago Scenic Studios (Exhibit Fabrication).