Slow Tech
Exhibition for
London Design
Festival

  • Slow Tech Exhibition

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    As part of the 2011 London Design Festival, Kiwi & Pom was invited to design the space for Slow Tech – an exhibition highlighting the importance of taking downtime from our digital lives.

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    Kiwi & Pom produced a 2D stage set where the exhibits could be displayed in context – as though in use.

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    The final concept is based around a mock rehabilitation clinic for the digitally addicted.

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    With only £250 to spend, Kiwi & Pom set to work creating a dramatic black and white backdrop using 20 rolls of black tape and a ladder.

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    The space, a typical blank gallery, provided an opportunity to play with 2D and 3D worlds and explore whether there was a way to make a very analogue physical environment seem like something from a 2D virtual world.

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    The design pays no concessions to any physical interruptions in the space. Radiators, pipework and services are simply rolled over with black tape – becoming a part of the installation.

Slow Tech Exhibition

How do you provide a backdrop to an exhibition about technology usage with only £250 and a ladder?  With no budget for traditional curatorial displays (cabinetry, shelving etc…) Kiwi & Pom produced a 2D stage set where the exhibits could be displayed in context – as though in use.

As part of the 2011 London Design Festival, Kiwi & Pom were invited to design the space for Slow Tech – an exhibition highlighting the importance of taking downtime from our digital lives.

The space, a typical blank gallery, provided an opportunity to play with 2D and 3D worlds and explore whether there was a way to make a very analogue physical environment seem like something from a 2D virtual world.

The final concept is based around a mock rehabilitation clinic comprising waiting room, consultants office, psychotherapists couch, treatment room and all associated paraphernalia, the therapists couch, desk, chairs, lighting and filing cabinet. With only £250 to spend, Kiwi & Pom set to work creating a dramatic black and white backdrop using 20 rolls of black tape and a ladder.

The design pays no concessions to any physical interruptions in the space. Radiators, pipework and services are simply rolled over with black tape – becoming a part of the installation. 

Kiwi & Pom also designed two product concepts for the show.  A large-scale text message machine (which formed the centrepiece of the show) and a radio – designed to combat the overwhelming choice faced by those wanting to listen to music on audio streaming services.

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