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  • YIELD
    Exhibition Design
  • The aim of the design was to produce a platform for the garments whilst mirroring the integrity of their production. It was essential that the design used materials with sustainable credentials whilst also using the minimum amount of material for maximum effect. At the same time the designers wanted to give visitors a 360 view of each garment whilst providing a physical barrier to prevent touching of the exhibits, shunning the notion of aligning mannequins against walls with accompanying text plaques, guide ropes and 'do not touch' signs.

    Sheets of Xanita board display the garment patterns in the largest relative format, with exhibits hovering directly above, communicating the transformation from two to three dimensions. Titles and information appear at the bottom of each board, with Kris Sowersby's typeface, 'Karbon Slab', being used throughout. QR codes ergonomically positioned at the top right corner of each board enable the viewer to link to further dynamic information through the web presence with the use of a smart phone and QR code reader. The Yield website, in both a mobile and web format, was designed by Gerbrand van Melle in collaboration with Thomas Les Bas. This can be viewed on touch screens within the exhibition, as well as on a mobile device.

    A series of stools, also made from Xanita board were designed to compliment the exhibition. A number of these were cut from the test prints of the patterns, making maximum use of otherwise waste material. The stools themselves were the result of research into the manipulation of the 16mm thick corrugated cardboard, giving a distinct aesthetic, and avoiding the cut and slot methods of production synonymous with this material.

    Yield opened at The Dowse, Wellington, New Zealand in March 2011 and travels to the Textile Arts Centre, Brooklyn, New York in September 2011.

    Designed in collaboration with Gerband Van MelThe aim of the design was to produce a platform for the garments whilst mirroring the integrity of their production. It was essential that the design used materials with sustainable credentials whilst also using the minimum amount of material for maximum effect. At the same time the designers wanted to give visitors a 360 view of each garment whilst providing a physical barrier to prevent touching of the exhibits, shunning the notion of aligning mannequins against walls with accompanying text plaques, guide ropes and 'do not touch' signs.

    Sheets of Xanita board display the garment patterns in the largest relative format, with exhibits hovering directly above, communicating the transformation from two to three dimensions. Titles and information appear at the bottom of each board, with Kris Sowersby's typeface, 'Karbon Slab', being used throughout. QR codes ergonomically positioned at the top right corner of each board enable the viewer to link to further dynamic information through the web presence with the use of a smart phone and QR code reader. The Yield website, in both a mobile and web format, was designed by Gerbrand van Melle in collaboration with Thomas Les Bas. This can be viewed on touch screens within the exhibition, as well as on a mobile device.

    A series of stools, also made from Xanita board were designed to compliment the exhibition. A number of these were cut from the test prints of the patterns, making maximum use of otherwise waste material. The stools themselves were the result of research into the manipulation of the 16mm thick corrugated cardboard, giving a distinct aesthetic, and avoiding the cut and slot methods of production synonymous with this material.

    Yield opened at The Dowse, Wellington, New Zealand in March 2011 and travels to the Textile Arts Centre, Brooklyn, New York in September 2011.

    Designed in collaboration with Gerband Van Melle.