A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE PROJECTS
Canadian Business Women In International Trade – Trade Show Booth Design with Augmented Reality.
The client approved Nexus Exhibits to design an interactive display to show case over 65 Women Entrepreneurs across Canada. This 20’ x 20’ booth consists of two 10’ pop-up displays, which are connected to create a 20’ double-sided serpentine wall. The pop-up displays a colourful graphic image of a map of Canada with call-out icon imagery to highlight specific Canadian locations of businesswomen involved in international trade. These icons were created as Augmented Reality (AR) hot spots. Visitors can simply download an app on their phones and when they view the icon on their phone or ipad they see a video clip or graphic about specific women across Canada who are business professionals in International Trade.
In addition to the WOW factor of AR, the booth is supplemented with two RollOne counters that breakdown into shipping cases and two 6’ tables with stretch fit table covers, which allows booth attendants to display their print material. Two pedestal tables with stools create a space for small groups to connect in conversation. As a final touch the booth has two elongated Canadian flags to complement the Canadian map graphic and communicate that this booth is about professional Canadian women.
BOW VALLEY COLLEGE – CABLE SYSTEM INTERCHANGEABLE ENVIRONMENT
Bow Valley College wanted to feature their vision statement and a few alumni for their 50th-anniversary celebration. We were more than happy to offer an innovative signage solution. We used multiple media to able to create a professional look with large format graphics representing the growth of the college, as well as statements from each featured alumnus.
Tervita – Large Outdoor Booth
Tervita wanted to showcase their new name and brand at the Global Petroleum Show, so Nexus seized every opportunity to make their branding pop. We started by creating a grand entrance to the outside of the tent with our rental Truss system and produced large hanging banners. We then incorporated the circular Tervita logo with outdoor tensioned fabric signs stretched over circular frames. Fabric flags were used for branding at a height to grab the attention of passersby.
Inside the large tent, we included temporary printed signs, removable decals on the tent walls, and a brand coordinated lounge area. Tervita’s existing modular assets (like their pop up display with monitor stands) were also used inside the tent, giving the entire display a cohesive look and feel.
TUNDRA PROCESS SOLUTIONS – MULTI-FLOOR (DOUBLE DECKER) EXHIBIT
Tundra Process Solutions turned to Nexus for one of the largest booths at the Global Petroleum Show. Aside from a few general parameters, they brought us one particularly challenging requirement: a double-decker lounge for VIP guests.
We took this direction and designed a structure to match the company’s industrial aesthetic and minimalist graphics. Our design included modular elements; allowing the client to use them in smaller displays in the future. Because Tundra has many sub-brands and distributor brands to represent, we spent significant time organising the graphic allocation to avoid a cluttered look, but maintain all the necessary branding.
We were able to design and manufacture an exhibit that met their needs, fit their branding, and stood out among all the other exhibits.
SEEDHAWK – TRADESHOW EXHIBIT
Nexus is proud to have many long-standing working relationships with a variety of advertising and marketing agencies. We teamed up with AdFarm to create a travelling tradeshow booth for SeedHawk. Nexus took the direction we were given and designed a central scalable structure with a meeting room and a large counter. Each component was designed as a module, allowing the central structure to be assembled in multiple configurations. As a result, our client can adapt their booth to any space. No matter where they are on the show floor, SeedHawk is prepared with a top quality display.
SASKATOON AIRPORT AUTHORITY/TOURISM OF SASKATCHEWAN
When the Saskatoon Airport Authority needed a 20 x 30-foot booth for the World Routes 2014 show in Chicago, they decided to trust the experts at Nexus Exhibits. Over an eight week period, we researched, brainstormed, designed, fabricated, tested, and prepared an amazing interactive display. Here’s how we did it:
After meeting with our client, we agreed on an interactive space and serving area with versatile components that could also be used for smaller displays in the future. Over the span of the first week, we:
- Met with and got to know the Saskatoon Airport Authority
- Researched other tourism organisations and markets
- Brainstormed a concept and made some preliminary sketches.
With our client’s functional requirements and direction in mind, we proceeded with the design phase. Once we came up with two solid concepts, we modelled them with our three-dimensional drafting software. This display was designed to travel, so we paid special attention to what materials and hardware we would use when we put a concept together. During week 2, we:
- Modeled the three-dimensional structure
- Created renderings for the concepts
- Produced the concept proofs
- Touched base with the client; discussing any feedback or changes they had for us
- Implemented our client’s requested changes
Once the structure was modelled in our CAD program, we started adding some graphic details like branding. Tourism Saskatchewan had plenty of spectacular high-resolution photos in their library. We were able to use their files to make actual working graphics. Over week 3, we:
- Obtained approval of the booth structure
- Talked with the client about the tone of the photos they wanted to use
- Evaluated the quality of the client-supplied photos for large format printing
Once we were given structure approval, we moved on to the fabrication stage. Our design centred around custom arches made of a push-click aluminium system covered with tensioned printed fabric. This type of hardware is simple to install, so the client could set up their structure themselves if they ever needed to.
The fabrication stage also includes a flat layout of the graphic files. Once we had client approval on those, we sent them into production. Our work for week 4 included:
- Submitting construction drawings to our production team
- Starting work on construction and fabrication drawings for the in-house components
- Creating a flat layout of graphic files for production
- Producing graphic proofs
This particular concept involved using a functional bar as a central structure in the booth design. At this point in the process, we created a bar area with modular kitchen cabinetry and shelving which were appropriate for shipping. During week 5, we accomplished these tasks:
- Started building the custom cabinetry and countertops
- Got approval on the production drawings for the client’s custom tensioned fabric structure
WEEK 6 & 7
Over the next two weeks, we carried on interacting with our client, seeking their approval for every step and looking into solutions to get their booth structure where it needed to go. Throughout weeks 6 and 7, we:
- Had the client approve our graphic proofs
- Sent the graphics to production
- Looked into crating options for shipping
- Reviewed and approved the graphic proof from our production partner
Week eight was all about double and triple checking that everything was perfect. Once we received the completed fabric structures, we checked for production quality and fit. We set up the booth in our production areas to make sure the layout was accurate and correct.
Next, we gathered up all the media and structural components for shipping. Typically we use custom wooden crates for booths this size. Having packed the crate, our Tradeshow Coordinator arranged shipping.
When the booth arrived at the event floor, our installers (who had experience with the booth at the pre-show stage) used our installation guides to efficiently set up and tear down the booth.
In eight short weeks, we took an idea and turned it into a custom functional eye catching display. Would you like Nexus to put our genius to work for you? Contact us and we can start turning your ideas into reality.
THE NEXUS PROCESS
When you work with Nexus, you get rid of the headache while maintaining control. We’ll set you up with a designer, who will work with you to turn your concept into a fully realised idea. The approved design goes to our fabricators who turn dreams into realities. We’ll build your display with details like weight, storage, and mobility in mind. The end result is an effective, functional, and innovative display. And it all starts with you!
Bring us your concept today; we can’t wait to bring your “wow” to life.
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