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AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE @ ANNUAL OFPANZ CONFERENCE
We recently attended the 2014 OFPANZ (outdoor fabric products association of New Zealand), bi-annual trade exhibition and conference.
We were thrilled to leave with an award for excellence in ‘EMERGING INNOVATION’ - Pertaining to only new products, an original idea or design.
This was brilliant recognition of a project that we really enjoyed and one that took us to new heights of balancing innovative design with practical use in a world renowned live show - ‘WOW’ – indeed!
Below: Leigh Brind - Canvasland, Operations Manager (right) receiving our award from Gold Sponsor Grant Stewart (Reid and Twiname Limited)
What better way to announce it than with a Giant inflatable cricket ball created here at Canvasland!
January 2014, Wellington
W.O.W - just one of the great projects of 2013!
This is a magnificent project and the Canvasland Team really enjoyed the experience of developing the original model into reality. We trialed a number of iterations before the final structure design was resolved.
November 2013, Christchurch
We needed to make a robust yet ‘soft’ structure. It needed to be lightweight and easy to position on stage by performers. Six separate elements make up the final feature. click to read more...
The Level Playing Field
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
“Make me a huge mattress allowing people to be inside and on top of it at the same time”.
David Cross never asks for much!! This amazing piece of interactive art features at Scape Art in Christchurch. It was dreamt up by David Cross and then sent to the Canvasland Team to develop a design that matched the vision that David had.
We felt compelled to take on the challenge. This 20 metre long, 12 metre wide monster allows teams to compete against each other (you really need to watch the video clip to appreciate it). Our design team spent considerable time ensuring appropriate safety protocols were introduced including a standalone, airtight, centre beam as a safety refuge point, in the event of a power failure.
This monstrous air inflated cushion needed to have a soft finish yet be rigid enough to carry competitors across the unit. We achieved this by introducing adjustable air release panels.
Out in all weather conditions ‘Level Playing Field’ has survived the elements and the huge number of competitors who have engaged in the artwork.
Our client, and Scape Art in Christchurch, have been very complimentary to us in terms of what we have delivered.
April, 2013, Wellington
This project needed innovation to make it work!
We needed to be able to hold the unit free standing when not fully inflated, the solution was a 120kg ballast base, we also introduced an airtight inner system to sustain some shape. Read more.