Thursday, 3 September 2009
SHOW DISPLAY BOARD DESIGN
(My wooden generic wallpapering table)
As I have previously mentioned, my dad is a very clever man! sometimes I do not know what I would do without him. Throughout my childhood I thought it was the norm to have your mum design and paint something and your dad make it. This ranged from homemade ornate own designed wrought iron fencing and gates, to Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired furniture. Infact even the bunkbeds my sister and myself shared were made by dad.
So when I had a falling apart wallpapering table which was suppose to double up as a pattern cutting table (Space saving!), it was either sell it at a carboot (in the hope somebody could make use of it...lol forever recycling) or work out how it could be metamorphed into something new and useful.......
(Garment design poster on display)
.....at the same time I was wondering how I could create a free standing display board to use at my exhibition stand in October (Please google the knit and stitch shows). Then it became obvious, why buy new wood when the very design of the table with its already intack hinge system could be reworked into the said A frame style display unit.....
(Component design explanation poster for Quirky Little Knits)
................so I designed this display stand which can be used to store inside the marketing paperwork while in transit. He even reused the carry handle. Left over roofing felt he already had was glued on either side of the A3 size new frame, this allows for any poster to be pinned on and removed easily....
(Side view of the bespoke 'A' stand display case)
.....The outside was painted in wipeable white and I painted the felt in black with a contrast red braid; this ties in with my logo colours to give continuity.
(Open view of 'A' stand display case)
Over all I think another very successful family design.
I was told in a meeting this week that maybe we should patent the idea!