What’s Happening

03
Oct

October Happenings – London, Monaco, and Cannes

October is always a big month for us, as we have three exhibitions falling back to back with several projects at each show.  Over the next few weeks most of us will be in and out of the office, on site with clients at:

Brand Licensing Europe in London, Olympia Exhibition Centre, October 7-9

Sportel in Monaco, Grimaldi Forum, October 7-10

MIPCOM Market in Cannes, Palais des Festival, October 13-16

It’s going to be a busy few weeks and we’re looking forward to getting started on all of the builds and some exciting new projects.  If you are on site at any of the exhibitions, please come by one of our stands and say hello.  Stay tuned for more updates, photos, and more!

25
Jul

New Video: Universal at Licensing Las Vegas

We put together a quick overview (Vegas style!) of our booth design for Universal Partnerships & Licensing at Licensing Expo in June 2014.  Check it out above, or here on Vimeo!

21
Jul

Universal Booth at Licensing Featured on Retail Design Blog

Our work for Universal at last month’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas has been selected as a featured project on the Retail Design Blog!  Thanks again to the RDB, who have been kind enough to feature three of our projects this year, including our store design for I.Martin Bicycles in Los Angeles and our booth design for Viacom at MIPCOM in Cannes, France.

Check out the full story here.

 

03
Jul

Licensing 2014 Wrap Up – Universal, DHX, & More in Las Vegas

We’re back from Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and it was a great show for both of our clients, Universal and DHX.  The show, which aims to connect “the worlds’ most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers,” is always an exciting project for us to be a part of.  This year, our booth for Universal featured several sleek new updates, including a touch screen interactive ‘Minions’ game, eight updated meeting suites and conference rooms, new finishes, and more.  

Here’s a few new shots of the booth. Enjoy!

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10
Jun

Viacom Hospitality Suites at LA Screenings

LA Screenings, an annual sales event for entertainment program buyers, was held May 13-16 at the Hyatt Century Plaza here in Los Angeles.  We were lucky enough to be a part of the project, designing and installing multiple hospitality suites for our client, Viacom.

Overall, it was a fun project and always nice to complete a job right in our own back yard!  Here’s a few more shots of the suites:

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04
Jun

James Featured as Event Magazine’s ‘My Event World’ June Profile

James is the featured profile on ‘My Event World’ for the June issue of Event Magazine!  Thanks to the team at Event…it’s a big honor, and another exciting addition to our accomplishments thus far in 2014.

Check it out:

http://www.eventmagazine.co.uk/Destinations/article/1296759/my-event-world-james-schnauer/

29
May

Glow Featured on Condé Nast’s ‘Fingerprints’ Creative Innovator Series

Condé Nast, the premier publisher & media company, has chosen to feature our very own James on their ‘Fingerprints’ series!  The series, which is sent out via email, highlights leading ‘creative explorers’ in various industries that are making a significant impact on business through innovation, inspiration, & entrepreneurship.

Check it out here.  Thanks Condé Nast & the team at Fingerprints!

16
May

The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival

The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival is the ultimate meeting area for the American film community, offering professional events, programming space, student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and more.  We’ve been working on the Pavilion for many years, and it’s always a fun project to be a part of.

The AMPAV debuted at Cannes in 1989, and ever since it has served as a hospitality hub for the thousands of Americans attending the festival, the design providing both a functional business environment as well as an aesthetic opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings of the event.

With an incomparable view of the ocean (as you can see from the VIP terrace pictured above) and a location just a few steps from all of the debuting films at the Palais, The American Pavilion makes a lasting impression on the overall feeling of the festival.

Check out more about the Pavilion here.

07
May

RDI ‘Student Portfolio Review’ Wrap Up 2014

Students, members and colleagues of the Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter met at the Gensler office space in Downtown Los Angeles for the annual “Student Portfolio Review,” which was held on April 30th.

Following the success of this extremely popular event last year, the evening did not disappoint, giving the professionals and students a chance to swap ideas and make introductions through a creative ‘speed dating’ style review of creative work.

Students nearing graduation from various Southern Callifornia schools (including Cal State Long Beach, Art Center College, and USC, among others) attended, along with several participating mentors and professionals throughout the local design industry.  The evening was open to all disciplines related to the practice of retail design, including Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Set Decorating, Digital and Interactive Design.

For many members of the RDI, the event was a chance to evaluate emerging design talent and to potentially add energetic new additions to their studios.  For students, it was an invaluable opportunity to meet with seasoned professionals from leading design firms and to receive feedback on their portfolios before graduating.

All in all, it was a great night, with plenty of drinks to go around and delicious Australian-themed food from the Downtown LA artisan pie shop, The Bronzed Aussie.

For a photo gallery of the event, click here.

29
Apr

New video: A background look at our Endemol stand at MIPTV 2014

Since sometimes it can be hard to convey exactly what an “exhibition designer” does on the job, one of the best ways to truly get the essence of what we do is to see it first-hand!

When we undertake a large exhibition like MIPTV, we’ve got numerous stands going up at once and there’s a lot to consider.  It’s a pretty fascinating process to see how quickly some of these massive stands can come together, especially after the months and months of designing and planning that lead up to the actual show.

Here’s a short video of our Founder and Creative Director, James, talking about our stand for Endemol at this past MIPTV market in Cannes, France.  Hope you enjoy a little behind-the-scenes peek, and also check it out on our Vimeo page.