Back to the roots
From the Golden Ratio (φ) and the Fibonacci Sequence (Fn) to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” these groundbreaking ideas of human history evenly approach analogy and measure, with nature and man as points of reference. They comprise a diachronic value in design, a rule and definition of a desired geometry which guarantees whole visual analogies and symbolises “order” in an anthopocentric environment.
The origins of modern «sustainable» exhibition design are met in two iconic international trade fairs.
Trade Fair in London
In 1851, the first great exhibition of industrial products in London marked the beginning of major trade fairs. It was hosted in a temporary construction, the Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton. Prefabricated and ready-to-assemble metallic structure, it was based on a unique element -a module- that repeated in space and was entirely covered in glass. The proposal was selected due to its low cost and innovative design.
Trade Fair in Paris
The Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Storming of the Bastille. The most famous structure created for the Exposition -the Eiffel Tower- was built especially for the exhibition. The construction lasted two years, two months and five days, and involved five hundred workers, who assembled eighteen thousand iron pieces, each of five meters and carefully numbered, which had been made at a factory.
Another significant structure built for the exhibition was the Galerie des machines, which had originally been built for the Universal Exposition of 1878. It was a huge iron and glass structure. At 111 meters, the Galerie covered the longest interior space in the world at the time.
The secret of this quick assembly was the complete prefabrication of the parts of the buildings. There, all parts were calculated, drawn, cut, drilled, pre-assembled with rivets, then sent to the site and sent back to the workshop if they were defective.
Your brain knows better
To communicate a story effectively, exhibition structures should be clean-cut, neutral and rhythmically repeated. Human brain has a scientifically proven limited capacity of attention for approximately 30 minutes; during this time it processes thousands of stimuli but only few of them are memorised.
When design is plain, neutral and repetitive it doesn’t compete with the exhibit and doesn’t confuse. The brain will promptly process the information and focus on the exhibit.
The Exibo concept
We designed Exibo as a holistic exhibition design system for the management of interior and exterior space, based on a calculated geometric rule. Through rhythmical repetition, expansion and sequence of a unique geometric element we create spaces for the display and promotion of products and ideas and modules that serve architectural design for personal and professional spaces.
Value in Disrupt – the Exibo Ethos
We reject common but outdated production methods that use chemicals, glues, on-site paints, swarfs etc which make the recovery and the reuse of the original material impossible.
These methods contain volatile chemical bonds, VOCs, plasterboards and other materials detrimental to the environment and public health. In terms of environmental footprint, they have extremely limited reuse potential and a high percentage of waste rejection. If you worry about the future, here are some "dos and don'ts"
use standard ―potentially recyclable― material sheet sizes only and smart dimensions for every kind of “cuttings”, based on design canvas and sub modules produced by exibo design rule of proportions,
45º cutting angles,
drilling or any on-site construction processes,
glueing with silicones or expensive polymers ...
only dry fit assembling
The circular approach lies in the very heart of Exibo mentality:
Reduction of required material through standardisation
Resilient and sustainable reuse of the system -design method and substance- for endless future transformations, in non-corruptive ways
Ability to reuse the bearing structure material and infrastructures in 100%
Ability -as last chance- to recycle the bearing structure material in a (±) 95% and the non-bearing elements skins and add-ons in (±) 80%
Use of viable methods and non-toxic materials
Weight resistant & light certified assembly
Comfort in assembly, transport and storage
Connection with the brand
Effective corporate social responsibility