Kew Gardens’ Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition
Working on the latest exhibition at Kew Gardens’ Millennium Seed Bank, ‘Surviving or Thriving – An Exhibition on Plants and Us’, we designed, printed and installed five lifesize tree sculptures.
Highlighting the trees which are thriving and which are surviving, the exhibition showcases the five metre tall cardboard engineered trees. Individually designed, the five trees represent a tree from around the world facing a different challenge whether it be surviving or thriving.
Armed with the client's brief, the trees had to be 100% recyclable, our studio set about working on a concept. Choosing cardboard as the main substrate, the team created a design which played with printed and unprinted areas of the trees. Sections were printed in full colour and other areas were left the natural colour of the cardboard. Once printed, the individual pieces were cut and assembled on site by our team of fitters to form the 3D structures.
Check out the exhibition at Millennium Seed Bank Atrium Gallery at Wakehurst, which is open until the 1st September 2020.