host

Trade fairs are a good opportunity to see what certain industry sectors have to offer and to keep in contact with the industry. “host” helps to manouver through major probelms a small booth is facing. It combines catering and communication in a simple yet comfortable way.

material

HPL, aluminum

collaboration

undergraduate project at FH Münster

date

Winter 2015

research

There is probably no better stage to communicate with customers or companies than trade fairs. So often we are overwhelmed with all the offers we find there. This results in a sensory overload for visitors as well as for exhibitors. It is hard to keep your head cool and still have an eye on the visitors. For my bachelor project I wanted to design for a target group which I was not aware of before. The first step was to emphasise with the topic and get to know the structures of the industry. To support my findings I interviewed people from the industry such as caterers or stand builders and made surveys on various trade fairs.

research

There is probably no better stage to communicate with customers or companies than trade fairs. So often we are overwhelmed with all the offers we find there. This results in a sensory overload for visitors as well as for exhibitors. It is hard to keep your head cool and still have an eye on the visitors. For my bachelor project I wanted to design for a target group which I was not aware of before. The first step was to emphasise with the topic and get to know the structures of the industry. To support my findings I interviewed people from the industry such as caterers or stand builders and made surveys on various trade fairs.

“host” is a smart table which is able to react on basic problems of a small booth. It has a cooling module for catering as well as an integrated garbage can. Laptops and brochures can be stored in the upper compartment. Nothing needs to be stored on the expandable table. As the cooling compartment opens upwards the cool air cannot flow out easily which is why it does not necessarily need to be plugged to an energy source.