Philadelphia’s Main Street runs through the city’s Manayunk neighborhood, an industrial mill town reborn in the late 20th century as a vibrant strip of restaurants, bars, condos, and nightlife. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates relocated its office to Manayunk at the dawn of this renaissance. One of the architecture firm’s contributions to the life and excitement of the street is through displays in the two huge storefront windows that span much of the building’s ground-floor façade.
The BoNE (Best Of New England) Show is a biennial design competition, exhibition, and fundraiser to benefit AIGA’s Boston chapter. The 2009 theme was “Community,” and the design team’s goal was to create an exhibition that would celebrate the competition winners and the New England design community as a whole.
Garbage cans are often the center of pollution on an individual level. By implementing unexpected display approaches in particular public contexts, this set of three installations sought to heighten viewer awareness of this often-overlooked functional object and draw attention to issues of both individual and society-wide consumption and pollution.
Sarah M. Kirchoff (MFA candidate, project manager)
Klaus Moje is one of the fathers of the modern glass movement, having invented a technique for fusing colored glass into forms. An exhibition at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design featured his work in a strict chronological sequence of 64 pieces ranging from small vases to large-scale wall-mounted works.
An extremely limited exhibition budget ($22,000, or $10/sq. ft.) and short (five-day) installation period demanded that the exhibit be fabricated off site and brought to the museum in pieces sized to fit the elevators.
Frost* Design created Wonderland as a site-specific typographical artwork for the 2009 Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition, which annually attracts more than 500,000 visitors to Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
The whimsical installation featured 138 fluorescent orange letters that spelled out a verse from the introductory poem All in the Golden Afternoon from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:
Totem Park was an exhibition at the Energy 21 Conference, an annual energy industry event that addresses issues such as climate change, networks, and energy supplier competencies. The Projects of Imagination design team was commissioned by Citipower and Powercor, two of Australia’s primary electricity distributors (and major conference sponsors), to design an exhibit presenting three core business sectors (smart meters, customer service, and network services) within a 6m-by-6m display area.