Thursday, January 26, 2006

Trade Show Booths

I love the modern design influence that occurred in 1960's trade show booths. Modular design and information cubes which come right out of the 1964 World's Fair. In one of these photos it even looks like they are using Architectural Pottery as part of the decor. A space age wonderland constructed to sell sparkplugs and bank checks.

7 comments:

fústar said...

The images confirm that the 'future' seems to have been imagined as one where the seat of choice is a white plastic stool.

If that's the case, I'll stick to the present and my comfy sofa...

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the other message. The Future (through the scope of the '60's) was one of clean, bold, refined and organic design. No other era has produced such an amazing collection of forward pieces as the '60's. A "comfy sofa" is simply cliche.

fústar said...

It's a easy cliche to fall asleep on though...oh humourless one...

Trade Show Booth said...

What's up with that DelcoRemy one? Is that even a booth, or some display by the enterance or something?

Bill C. said...

Wow, looks great. I've never really seen designs like that either.

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Skyline Booths said...

What. What a blast from the fast. Trade show displays have come a long way, but in some ways they are still really similar. Thanks for the post.