Event: 3M @ Traffex 2009
Location: NEC, Birmingham
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Collaboration type: Design, Development & Delivery 
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Brief
 
3M wished to showcase their latest products at Traffex 2009, the international event for the traffic management, road safety, and transportation industry. Our initial brief from the client was for a bold, engaging stand that told a story. 3M wanted visitors to the stand to understand not only where the company had grown from and developed but where it was going in the future. The client also wanted to showcase the range of products and services they offered so a wide range of mediums were required. Interaction as always is key to a stand such as 3M at any show so an informal seating area with refreshments is the perfect choice to draw in an audience.
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Deliverables
 
A path led visitors through the stand – it took an unusual course starting at the hall aisle, winding around through all kinds of impossible angles through the air and back to the ground before terminating in the dark of the cube. The path led visitors along a timeline, highlighting the company’s heritage as a long-established innovator in their field. It then led them through a series of graphic panels and AV devices to outline the benefits and characteristics of their products. Further smaller cubes hung inside the cube and were illuminated to show the reflective qualities of 3M products.

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Experience


3M is a global leader within the display and graphics market. They produce reflective sheeting for transportation safety, such as road signage. Our exhibition designers used their slogan ‘The Path to Innovation’ as inspiration to where this stand was heading. Featuring in their corporate literature, the Rubik’s cube became a second design cue for the exhibition stand.

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Our Response
 
 

The path led visitors along a timeline, highlighting the company’s heritage as a long established innovator in their field. It then led them through a series of graphic panels and AV devices to outline the benefits and characteristics of their products. Further smaller cubes hung inside the cube and were illuminated to show the reflective qualities of 3M products.

 “We wanted a stand that told our story and really stood out from the crowd. That is exactly what we got and more."

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