2°C was designed by award-winning architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio. Universal created the exhibition so that it would have minimal environmental impact and selected materials that could be easily assembled with minimal permanent customisation.
The exhibition features 12 standalone booths that each hold a different exhibit. Made from spruce plywood, each booth is formed from CNC-cut panels that are held together using nylon ratchets.
The boards were produced using as few incisions as possible. The plywood has not been painted and the use of nylon ratchets means that the booths were assembled without using nails. A length of Revive 1, a fabric made out of recycled polyester bottles that was designed and donated to the exhibition by Danish textile company Kvadrat, provides a backdrop to each booth.
2°C opened at The Aram Gallery on 21 September as part of London Design Festival. The exhibition invited 10 leading designers and architects to reimagine the public communication of climate change and features original work by Dominic Wilcox, Ilona Gaynor, Maria Blaisse, Marjan van Aubel, Ross Lovegrove, Neri&Hu, Parsons & Charlesworth, PearsonLloyd, Sam Baron and Universal Design Studio.
With 2°C closing this Saturday (31 October), the exhibition's plywood panels, nylon ratchets and Kvadrat fabric are all available for use in future projects. Any proposals for the materials are welcome and can be submitted by email to the exhibition's curator, The Aram Gallery's Riya Patel.
To mark the exhibition's closing weekend, Disegno is leading a roundtable discussion on the future of food at The Aram Gallery. This event is free to attend and will take place at 3pm on Saturday 31 October at The Aram Gallery.
The roundtable will discuss the impact of the food industry on climate change. Panellists will include Dr. Tara Garnett (the initiator of the Food Climate Research Network at the University of Oxford), Tom Lloyd (co-director of London-based design firm PearsonLloyd), and Cathrin Walcyzk (a member of Universal).