Stefi Orazi Studio is a London-based design practice whose work mainly focuses on publication and exhibition design. The studio collaborated with Plaid for Craft Becomes Modern: Bauhaus in the Making, working together from the outset to develop a cohesive approach to the exhibition design in both two and three dimensions. Stefi Orazi tells us more...
How did you and Plaid work together to develop the visual language of the exhibition?
Stefi Orazi: I’ve worked with Plaid on a number of exhibition projects in the past. We approach things in a similar way, and share a similar aesthetic also. The boundary between graphics and exhibition design is fluid when discuss initial design ideas. It’s very much a collaborative approach.
Brian from Plaid had some early sketches of the exhibition design that he had presented to the Bauhaus for the pitch, so some of the 3D language was already in place when I got involved. It was important that the graphics felt part of his overall architecture.
What were the particular design and technical challenges within this project?
SO: I am used to being very hands on with production and dealing with printers etc. The fact that the Bauhaus is in Germany was challenging, as most of the production was done there.