We don’t usually show much of our ‘real’ work here but this week I was in Berlin overseeing (actually, more ‘actively participating in’) the construction of the Converse stand at Bread & Butter, a massive fashion trade-show. The setting is pretty dramatic, in Tempelhof Airport, a beautifully brutalist structure re-designed and occupied by the Nazi government during the 1930s; I thought you might like to see a few pictures.
Our Converse stand was a simple scaffold structure designed to present two new footwear collections alongside a bar and meeting areas. Check out Checkland Kindleysides’ website for more detail about my day-job. My favourite part of this stand was the chain-link fence with woven canvas and padlocks clipped in the shape of a Pro Leather brand logo. These personalised locks can be found all across the world (often on bridges) as a display of commitment or devotion. I photographed some in Mexico Cathedral in 2010 and thought it would be cool to integrate that idea into this project.