The very nature of fabric is environmentally friendly. It requires no trees to be harvested. Fabric is light-weight so that means less fuel is required for transport and in many applications recyclable, light-weight aluminium tubing is used for the structural support. Printed fabrics today are also available that contain solvent free inks.
So fabric is very Green!
THE HYDERENVIRONMENT STAND
Our exhibition stand has been designed and engineered to maximize sustainability and minimize negative environmental impact. The thematic roof sails and freestanding snail curve of the central structure reflect the eco thinking which has informed our design, and nothing you see here will end up in land-fill.
The concept was originated by Ray Campbell, a multi-media designer whose reputation for sustainable design has developed over a 35-yesr career. Ray’s daily commute consists of sixty six, carbon-free footsteps across the seldom cut lawn to his low energy studio. Progress meetings in person were kept to a minimum, with plans and designs being transmitted electronically to avoid unnecessary travel. All our exhibition staff came to the event either by train or in shared cars.
The stand’s logo feature, back wall, central curve, and roof sail structures have been engineered and built by DT Structures and constructed from connecting sections of lightweight tubular steel making for ease and economy of transportation and rapid on-site assembly. They are covered in a zipped polyester fabric which is lightweight, durable, washable and crease resistant. Who wants to waste energy – physical or electrical – on ironing?
Our graphics were created using the latest environmentally friendly aqueous based dye sublimation printing processes and off-cuts from the graphics panels were donated for reuse locally in sets and costumes in Bristol’s schools and theatres. The back wall features three focused graphics which means we don’t need to light the entire wall, the roof sails bounce light back onto the stand and the little lighting we do use is low-voltage.
The freestanding decorative elements come courtesy of Michinhampton Architectural Salvage Company (wooden planter) and Bristol-based eco-architect Miguel Humblet (feature chair). They demonstrate the practical and aesthetic value of using reclaimed materials.
After the show our stand will be dismantled and stored, requiring very little space, until we use it again at our next exhibition later in the year. In the meantime our logo will be on display in our head office.
This giant three-dimensional Hyder logo is a representation of a Möbius strip, a never-ending form that signifies both infinity and rejuvenation. This apparently simple image encapsulates the complex concept of sustainability and its hope for continuous replenishment and infinite regeneration. We have given prominence to this feature because at Hyder we regard our logo as a mark of commitment to sustainable practices, for the benefit of future generations and the one planet on which we all must live our lives.