Plantation Shutters – Thinking Outside the Box
Plantation Shutters thrive on the latest trends and have a habit of remaining a step ahead, so when they needed to build a new exhibition stand, they put their heads together to create something completely unique.
With their love for interacting with homeowners, designers and architects at the many expos held around South Africa every year, it’s always top of mind to find innovative ways to showcase their premium shutters, but it wasn’t until they met Herman and Clifford Hoffman of Container Rental and Sales that their dream became a reality.
Under the guidance of Sam Lurie from Sprout Design, Plantation Shutters designed a trendy, funky and utterly gorgeous pod from a re-purposed utilitarian high-cube shipping container that’s 6m long, 2.4m wide and extra tall at 2.89m.
“This is something we have wanted to do for a long time,” says Briggie Kirchmann, Marketing Director of Plantation Shutters. “We are fortunate to have creative professionals work with us on exciting projects like this. Although rooted in the most meticulous manufacturing standards, our brand is all about being on-trend and topical. Container Rental and Sales have worked on really interesting projects from the WOOF dog-adoption container, to the “Pigcasso the Painting Pig” art gallery container, to computer labs in Africa, to mountainside holiday pods. The possibilities are endless!”
Plantation Shutters’ first exhibit at the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo in February incited a huge amount of interest from the public including one visitor wanting to buy the container “as it was” as a gin bar for his upmarket home.
“This was such an exciting project to work on, and the turnaround time was very slick. Time pressure meant that our design had to be simple, and I believe that it’s ultimately this simplicity, the height of the high cube and the inherent structural details of the container we’ve left exposed, that allows the structural beauty of the container to shine through,” says Briggie. “We look forward to sharing our designer Pod with the public.”
Be sure to visit their stand at the Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo from 30 August – 2 September 2018 at the CTICC.