I designed some stands at Thessaloniki International Fair. One of them even got an award as best designed stand in an enclosed space. Here they are:
The stand for the Information Society is the awarded one! I designed originally five different approaches to it, then they narrowed it down to one and a colleague took over while I was on holiday, doing the necessary changes and alterations until we reached the final result.
Then there was the stand for the Hellenic Sugar Industry. Here I took a design of a colleague he had done for them last year and revamped it, adding also the bubble display at the right side of the stand. Pity they did not let us do the set up of their products inside the acrylic bubbles, the result would have been much better.
Here is the stand I designed for IKA (Social Insurance Institute). This is my favorite stand this year - too bad the client made us change the 3X3 plasma screen display on the right wall and replace it with a single 60" LCD screen.
The stand for three of the institutes of the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection had some difficulties in the layout, considering two of the institutes had only a 2,5m front and that they had to follow the general look of the Ministry we had established with the IKA stand and the OEE stand (designed by a colleague). The final result is modern and colorful, unlike the image one has in mind regarding state institutions.
Because of the devastating fires in Greece, the Ministry of Economics canceled their participation. HELEXPO decided to devote the space left to a stand dedicated to gathering aid for the people hit by the disaster. In a limited amount of time we had to come up with an idea for it and this is the result:
The concept was that we had to give a sense of the devastation and despair the fires cased, while at the same time sending a message of hope for the future and the environment. Thus the black color prevailed, while the graphics, designed by my very talented colleague Zoi Gazila, showed lovely images of the forests (by Dinos Michail) accompanied by verses of Greek poets relevant to the theme. A different word on each of the eight towers in the stand, connected to the concept of help and compassion and hope, acted as the marker.