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Inhabitat’s Pick for Best Designed Booth at Greenbuild 2010!

Posted By Andrew Michler On November 24, 2010 @ 2:16 pm In Green Design Events,green packaging,Green Products | No Comments

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The booth was developed by Columbia PureBond’s very own marketing manager Joanna Beckman, who was inspired by the Aqua Tower [7] by [8]Studio Gang Architects [8]— just up the way in downtown Chicago. The booth was designed to use the cabinet grade plywood as the backdrop itself. We have seen countless displays with product samples on a rack so this presentation grabbed our eyes for its seductive design.

The undulating slates were cut on a CNC machine and then stacked in between posts with plywood disks used as spacers. The display at the show uses a maple veneer plywood with a poplar core. The sections can pivot to accommodate different sized booth spaces. From an angle the edges take on organic undulations. The uncluttered cabinet in the center spoke to a less-is-more aesthetic in an event that screams [9] for attention at every corner. As part of the promotion these nifty printed seed paper handouts [10] and a pack of basil seeds [11] with a biodegradable stake promoting Columbia Forestry Products were being given out.

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PureBond® offers formaldehyde free plywood that also can be FSC [3]certified. The adhesive is a soy-based glue that was developed based on the research [13] of Dr. Kaichang Li, a professor at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. Using biomimicry [4] as a starting point he studied how mussels adhere to surfaces under such tough conditions. The isolated proteins were recreated using soy, being both strong and having a natural resistance to water. The adhesive’s benefits of being naturally occurring and non-polluting mean that the glues do not off-gas potentially hazardous formaldehyde.

+ PureBond [2]


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[1] Greenbuild: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=greenbuild

[2] PureBond: http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com/PureBond.aspx

[3] FSC: http://www.fsc.org/about-fsc.html

[4] biomimicry!: http://inhabitat.com/finding-design-inspiration-in-nature-biomimicry-for-a-better-planet/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/inhabitats-pick-for-best-designed-booth-at-greenbuild-2010/dsc04276/?extend=1

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitats-pick-for-best-designed-booth-at-greenbuild-2010/dsc04276/

[7] Aqua Tower: http://www.lifeataqua.com/

[8] : http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=studio+gang

[9] screams: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157625412471922&page=1&photo=5190223556

[10] seed paper handouts: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=190235

[11] pack of basil seeds: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=190267

[12] Image: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitats-pick-for-best-designed-booth-at-greenbuild-2010/dsc1/

[13] research: http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com/Content/Documents/WWP_FlexingMusselsArticle.pdf

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