Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Part 2

All photos courtesy School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Last week we posted the layout of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s display at this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Their creative use of our products as elements in their design deserves another posting. Brian Mitalo, our local sales representative, mentioned that the design is actually a mock-up for a display to be installed in a courtyard at 10 E. Lake Street in Chicago. The SAIC has been working together with the Mayor’s office, Harold Washington College (which owns one wall of the courtyard) and Commonwealth Edison on the project.

The whole effect...

As you can see from the image above, they’ve integrated neon lights onto our TerraScreen interior greenwall products, strategically hanging plants into the frames. The backdrop is a sheer fabric curtain with an array of lights hung behind it. The twinkling of the lights runs by a program.

Plants growing in the VertiGreen Hybrid module

The VertiGreen Hybrid, shown above, will feature a dramatic plant selection when installed in the project. While the actual project may not have this same layout, the intention is to have the same effect.

The light show, from the front


Light show, from the back

This was quite a production for the flower show. We can’t wait till the real thing goes up in Chicago. The scale will be bigger, and the effects more dramatic.

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