This winning project has particular significance, since it was for one of the last trade shows that took place before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. It was a 980-square-foot booth for the 2019 Guangzhou Design Week, which took place last December. To highlight the client’s offerings, namely stone surfacing, C&C formed a playful labyrinth from towering, slender barbed-wire
columns filled to different levels with hundreds of thousands of white stones, intended to take visitors on a journey through an abstracted mountain forest, a sort of nature walk inside an enormous convention center. Some of the barbed-wire columns were wider and squatter and topped with terrazzo to become
tables and pedestals. Pathways were carpeted. In the end, the installation generated the idea of a peaceful landscape—as well as much buzz for Signtone.
Project team: Peng Zheng; Xie Zekun