Exhibition Stand Design and Construction Articles
We all love to share stories; some of them are even useful sometimes! The articles on exhibitions you’ll find here are written by myself, Mark Powell. I’m the founder and ‘Director of Creativity’ at MPD Creative Ltd and have been an exhibition designer since 1988. Yes, I know I don’t look that old… that’s what the grandchildren say!
Anyway… I’ve jotted down a few of my musings regarding the big wide world of exhibition stand design and construction. You may find them useful – even amusing sometimes – but always an honest opinion on the subject. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
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Before I even attempt to answer that question you should be asking yourself another: Is a custom build stand right for our company? Fact is, custom build doesn’t suit everyone. There are many great modular systems out there that do a very good job, for both small and big stands. A modular system may be better for what you have planned than a custom built solution, so if you’re still not sure after you’ve read this, then go and check out the modular systems and see if there’s something there that will be a better fit for you and your company.
Back in the late 1980’s the exhibition stand designer’s studio looked a lot different to today. Computers were running Windows 2.0 and were the domain of the secretary and accounts office. Design software was in it’s infancy and exhibition stand designers actually had to be able to draw! So, for those under 40 years old, what was it like back then compared to now? <CLICK HERE TO READ MORE>
Here we take a look at some of the things an exhibitor often isn’t aware of when they commission a custom built exhibition stand. Let’s take it as read that the exhibitor knows the cost of the stand space (which can vary greatly from show to show), but what other costs might be generated on the exhibition stand contractor’s side that might not be evident to the exhibitor? <CLICK HERE TO READ MORE>
The Exhibition Stand Design Brief is a central part of the industry, with every display being touched by the exhibition designer’s hand at some point in the process from inception to completion; but just how much thought is given to the briefing stage? <CLICK HERE TO READ MORE>
In twenty six years of designing I’ve seen both extremes, from exhibition stand design
briefs written [literally] on the back of a fag packet, to fifty page essays with a hundred page brand identity appendix! So, what makes a good stand brief?
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