For University of New South Wales industrial design graduates, thinking outside the box is not just a turn of phrase but something they live and breathe.
In an exhibition recently held at a Dawes Point pier, recently graduated students are showing their visionary work that will one day shape the cities of tomorrow.
Signet are proud to have become involved with this years exhibition, titled LumioCity, as a major supporter by supplying a number of everyday warehouse packaging items, that have been used to transform an empty pier into the home of the exhibition.
Signet’s Head of Marketing, Neil Jorgensen says he was impressed how the students have used Signet products in ways he had never thought they could be.
“The students have used our pallet wraps and strapping to create walls and screens for displays and projections” said Jorgensen.
“They turned an unusable 6500m2 pier building with no walls into a modern art gallery, all with a product we have designed for warehouse and transport purposes”.
University of NSW Lecturer and organiser Andrew Fawkes says that without the help of Signet the exhibition would have never achieved the “ephemeral gossamer” quality that made the show such a success.
“Signet’s strap provided stability and anti-sag qualities [to which] drawings were pinned… whilst the pallet wrap provided a floating surface that reflected the light, creating a water like quality in the pier”, said Fawkes.
Fawkes says that despite the large area covered there was minimal waste with a large portion being biodegradable.
“The exhibition waste is estimated to be less than 150kg”, said Fawkes.
Signet is an Australian based manufacturer and distributor of plastic pallet wrap, packaging supplies and aerosols. If you are interested in using Signet’s versatile products in your home, business or even an art exhibition, check out www.signet.net.au
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For more information on the LumioCity project visit the University of NSW Built Environment website, www.be.unsw.edu.au/luminocity.