You’ve probably been to plenty of festivals, trade fairs and other events where you stopped at booths to sample food, shop for cool items or just browse around a bit. But you may have never stuck around to see what happens after the fair is over and all those stalls are discarded. This process can cause a great deal of waste — and this is exactly what Plexus is determined to eliminate.

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A person walking through a tunnel of interconnected parts that form Plexus.

Vendors don’t typically re-use the stalls that comprise their booths. They want something that looks fresh and new, something that will showcase their brand. Enter Plexus, a waste-reducing prototype created by Studio Symbiosis during a workshop for the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at AKTU Lucknow.

A group of people looking into a dark tunnel of interconnected parts that form Plexus.

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Plexus is an entire network of different components. The unique construction allows for a new design for every different event. The adaptable system can be used to create many different stall sizes. Designed on a cellular automata model, the Plexus system allows for over 1,000 possible designs. The whole system can also be flat-packed in crates for easy shipping and travel.

A person emerging from a dark tunnel of interconnected parts that form Plexus.

Festivals, fairs and exhibitions are fun events, rife with opportunities for businesses. These events are great opportunities to market products, network and directly reach customers. However, the resulting waste is a problem for the environment. Plexus allows vendors to lessen the waste without changing the way trade fairs and similar events are conducted. Because the system can be used in so many ways to create so many designs, any type of vendor can find a form that will allow them to best display their products and business.

A person standing inside a structure of interconnected parts that form Plexus.

Many people don’t think about what happens after all the fun events are over and it’s time to clean up. Thankfully, Studio Symbiosis picked up the slack and came up with a solution to reduce the waste problem that goes hand-in-hand with trade fairs.

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