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SXS Fly to Prague with 48-Hours notice for Skoda

When Skoda's European Events Agency were asked to source a highly specialised drape reveal concept at short notice the SXS Special Projects team was called upon.

The event was the international launch of Skoda's new showroom design. Three full-scale showrooms were constructed in an airport distribution warehouse at Prague Airport. In the centre of the space was a large conference and presentation area.

Because a key requirement was to deliver internal communications prior to showcasing the new showrooms, the conference space had to be 'boxed-in' so that guests were not aware of the large showrooms around them.

Traditional reveal systems such as track-systems and kabuki drapes were not practical as the client wanted the drapes to give the impression of disappearing almost instantly. As such SXS installed a custom 'reefer drape' system whereby the drapes lifted overhead.

"I love a challenge" says Project Manager Johnny Palmer, "from a technical perspective this was a typical project for us, but with a lead time of less than 48 hours it certainly was a challenge. Our full-time staff, close relationships with suppliers of custom drapes and considerable stock holding meant that we could deliver on this project on time, in full and to the exact brief."

A total of 800 square metres of drapes were provided which could be lifted overhead and out of view in less than a second.