The Maison & Objet trade booth

Project:  Maison & Objet Paris trade fair, various stone

Challenge: A trade fair booth has to be built quickly, safely, and stand strong. This can be difficult when you’re dealing with 200 huge slabs of stone weighing 180kg each, and installing them in a temporary space.

Approach: A collaboration with REM Koolhaas and designer Petra Blaisse meant displaying 100s of different onyx, marble, travertine and other stone in the booth. We created a strong steel foundation that kept the slabs secure, and meant we could install them fast at the 90° angle required. The result not only stood strong but stood out.

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