Nervous System’s Tradeshow Booth

Craft & Design

Craft-tech superstar Jessica Rosenkrantz at Nervous System writes:

We’re back from NYC where we exhibited our products at the New York International Gift Fair for the second time! We wanted to create a booth that would allow us to show all of our products, from flat jewelry to lamps and our new porcelain cups and plates without feeling crowded.

design constraints

  1. inexpensive
  2. only take a few hours to setup (Javits center was open from 8am to 5pm)
  3. only take a few days to fabricate
  4. be completely fabricate-able using tools in our garage workshop
  5. pack flat so it could fit in our car
  6. be flashy and grab the attention of show-goers
  7. be awesome

We fabricated the booth entirely out of hardboard, cable ties, velcro and paint and I think it came out pretty great.   Of course some things didn’t work out quite right…   The booth consisted of three faceted pedestals and a design of flat panels that hung on the wall. We also had a wall mounted LCD screen which played animations of our design processes and a big sign with our logo.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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