Designbrand was approached by the New Zealand Olympics Committee with a brief to design a flat pack reception desk. Designbrand is always up for a challenge and jumped at the chance to create a knock down desk that is light enough to air-freight.
Our design answered the brief by using an aircraft-like space frame with a stretched fabric 'skin'. The skin allows for screen printed logos and is easily swapped out, making it a very simple and economic way to tailor the desk to particular events.
The desk itself is part of a modular system allowing different segments to be attached to one another. The user is thus able to adapt the shape and size of the desk to suit a venue. The product was used for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and will be popping up at sports events (in different skins) across the globe.