Custom Tension Fabric Exhibit at the UN Exhibition HallNicholas Kulp
Okeanos Foundation Curved Printed Fabric Wall at the “Save Our Ocean” exhibit at UN HQ
When Steven from the Okeanos Foundation inquired about a Free Standing Curved printed wall that could be quickly custom-shaped to follow certain curvatures, we were excited to learn about the foundation’s UN exhibit. The Okeanos Foundation by the Sea seeks to establish sustainable development and a network of traditional transport in the Pacific. Through educational outreach and heritage preservation efforts they are making a difference. They are confronting the challenges of transportation, logistics, and climate change to improve the lives of Pacific peoples. If you’re in the New York area we encourage you to stop by and check out the exhibit.
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Entrance: 1st Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
8′ Curved Wall Tension Fabric: custom-made in 5 Days!
Inspired by the existing design of our tension fabric c-wall, Steven decided on the final size, shape and slope of the wall so we could quickly design, produce and ship within short deadlines. Once technical drawing of frame is signed on by client, the production department creates a graphic template for client to lay out his art / design. Our production team had already started the process of custom-bending the aluminum tubing frame before the electronic proof of art on template was approved. Graphics are printed on a stretchy fabric cover with zipper then test-fitted on the frame before shipping out. We completed the entire production process in five business days.
Shipping to a high-profile UN building
The UN as with many high profile government and non-government buildings has tightly restricted access for deliveries. The stringent protocols require clearance prior to delivery for security purposes. This wasn’t going to work with our tight deadline. The Okeanos office is relatively close in Highland Park, NJ but since the team was to be on site installing other items the morning of arrival we needed an alternative solution. We found a UPS store within a five minute walk of the UN and had the display delivered there. This convenient solution worked out great and Steven was able to retrieve and assemble the display on the deadline day. The easy to assemble design makes installation a breeze and the endless shape possibilities make it a good candidate for custom exhibits.