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K9 Post Office Kiosk

 

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Design Museum London

 

Production

2009 (not in production)

 

As part of the exhibition ‘Super Contemporary’ Industrial Facility made extensive research into the feasibility of a Post Office Kiosk that shares the same dimensions as a Telephone Box, to alleviate some of the pressures that current Post Offices are struggling with. The result was a kiosk that provided a range of services including buying stamps; TV Licenses and Tax Discs. The project was not about replacing post offices but about supporting a network which is under great pressure.

The design was primarily made of wood and glass. The roof was a rotatable solar powered panel, with the interior involving a flat LCD screen with a sheet of glass in front of it. On the screen a ‘real’ member of staff was present and could see the customer (and vice versa), using what is called Telepresence technology - real time, centralized video conferencing. This was merged with the technology of video mapping, so that a letter held up to the screen could be registered in terms of size and confirmation of address.

Exhibitions

Super Contemporary, Design Museum London, 2009

Travelling, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, 2011

 

Downloads

K9 Post Office Kiosk

 

Further Reading

Super Contemporary, Design Museum London, 2009

 
 
 

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Some Recent Projects

 

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Design Museum London, UK

 

Production

2008

 

Curated by Gemma Curtin this was Industrial Facility's first exhibition within the UK. It covered the studios designs and their position in the landscape of life, exploring how it has pushed the boundaries of materials and methods. Two simultaneous exhibitions were presented. 'Some Recent Projects' focused on recent works. 'Under a Fiver' presented almost 100 objects from around the world, collected and edited from the past 15 years, that influenced the studio's thinking, and brought into question the very nature of what we consume. Exhibition graphic design and signage were executed by Graphic Thought Facility. A bookshelf at the entrance to the exhibitions doubled as a practical means of storing and dispensing the gallery guide, while also acting as a surface for the title graphic for both shows.

Exhibitions

Now! Design Vivre, Paris

 

Further Reading

Graphic Thought Facility

 
 
 

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Football

 

Client

Design Museum London, UK

 

Production

2006 (not in production)

 

To celebrate the 2006 World Cup, the Design Museum London featured the exhibition Football Fever, exploring new interpretations of the humble football. Industrial Facility’s design was to apply a luminous ‘glow-in-the-dark’ coating onto a Fairtrade football.

 

Exhibitions

Football Fever, Design Museum London, 2006