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The Challenge

To display students work in the central reception area of the university and on the walls of all the departments. The displays needed to facilitate the constant change of art pieces, some of which are thick textiles

Our Action

Having seen the Freestyle display system on the Pod Exhibition Systems web site , BIAD were keen to see an on-site demonstration of the system. At that demonstration they were shown the freestanding system complete with a Digital Screen.

This meeting confirmed that the same display fittings could be used within the freestanding frames and wall-mounted displays. After a site survey and quotations complete with 3-D visuals, BIAD decided to proceed with the Freestyle system with POD being responsible for complete installation

Our Solution

For the reception displays, POD designed a 3-arm display unit to hold 10mm thick Foamex panels to show students work, including 3-dimensional pieces.

The star shape of the units allows the viewer to walk around the display and see 6 facets per unit. Hightrack lighting not only enhances the display pieces but adds extra light to the dark reception area

For the wall displays, POD recommended a track system that allows BIAD to change the sizes of the acrylic pockets by sliding the rods to different positions. As well as the standard depth pockets, bespoke pockets were commissioned with a depth of 10mm to hold the thick textile pieces that students often design.

The End Result

“The Freestyle system installed has enabled the Faculty to display students creative work within the corridor areas, each piece of work on display has varying textural, colour and thickness of selected work, the total system creates an atmosphere of professionalism. We are able to change the visual appearance with ease”

Eric Mead