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Architect: James McNab of Think + Shift

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Palisades at DENFAIR 2019

If you have an idea, let’s make it happen.

Concept by James McNab of Think + Shift. Sponsored, detailed and manufactured by Autex.


Palisades, a concept created by Think + Shift director and designer James McNab, was more than just another run of the mill display at DENFAIR 2019. The idea called for a series of curved, cylindrical walls designed to minimise noise from surrounding exhibitors and showcase works from New Zealand designers. With tasks ranging from prototyping and manufacturing the cylindrical surrounds, our in-house technical expertise was crucial to bringing this alluring display to life.  


How Palisades was made


The circular tubes, made from modified Composition® and Cube™ were scored in sections using a CNC machine, then hand-assembled to form repeatable circular shapes. Several muted brown tones were chosen from the Vertiface® colour palette to comprise the colour layer. The colours and shape of the walls represented the fortifications of early New Zealand settlements, which inspired the display. The entire structure was held together and secured  with Autex channels and clips.

Additionally, Vertiface provided the subtle textural backdrop for the secluded vignettes which were used to display Think + Shift selected pieces, as well as contemporary furniture from Nathan Goldsworthy and Alex Buckman.


Tim Webber introduced new lighting including the Dowel Wall Sconcethe newest addition to his Dowel lighting collection.

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Project results from customisation

An alluring and immersive experience that not only reduced audible and visual noise from surrounding exhibitorsbut also allowed professional designers, architects, and design-lovers to focus while visiting the Palisades display at DENFAIR.  


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