Deksia, a brand strategy firm based in Grand Rapids, was tasked with developing a tradeshow booth for one of their clients, Chop. With the budget provided, creative director Josh Ryther and senior designer Jeremiah Elbel would normally have been limited in their production options for the tree service company. Fortunately, Flatgoods’ low-cost, high quality service allowed them to achieve their goals, and then some.
“We wouldn’t have been able to do anything for the same price (somewhere else). It would have cost three times as much to do,” Ryther said. “With Flatgoods, we were able to design a fully immersive experience that subtly changes your sense of place, which is really hard to do in a 10 x 10 booth. It gave us the opportunity to really draw attention to the brand.”
A three-panel booth was designed, with each panel featuring an education point relating to Chop’s services. “We designed it with Flatgoods in mind. We hadn’t really designed much with them, so we had to devise the structure. But we knew Flatgoods was capable of building anything we could imagine,” Ryther said.
With the low cost of production, Deksia realized they’d have money left over to make something special. “We decided to create a table to go in the center of the booth,” explains Elbel. “We made it bright red, which complimented the whiteness in the backdrop. It really helped create an atmosphere.”
Both Deksia and Chop were extremely pleased with the final product.
“Not only was the solution cost effective, but the actual product itself connected with the values of the company,” Elbel said, referring to Flatgoods’ premium, sustainable cardboard material.
“I think a booth of this caliber builds trust with consumers when they see it,” Ryther said. “It’s extremely professional and extremely forward thinking. It makes an impression, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Flatgoods.