vitamix

Stand out design engages an international audience.

Client

Vitamix

Project Brief

Whether you’re exhibiting domestically or internationally, design speaks to an attendee’s eyes, heart, and mind. This makes the show floor the perfect opportunity to debut your rebrand with stunning creative – leaving attendees with a lasting impression of your new brand that goes beyond the event.

With a new rebrand on the horizon, Vitamix understood the importance of perfecting the design of their new international exhibit. Find out how Derse combined the company’s established brand values with new brand design to create a memorable brand relaunch at Ambiente 2017.

Challenge

Preparing for a rebrand, Vitamix needed to update the international exhibit they used at Ambiente the past two years.

Solution

They wanted the new booth to be reminiscent of their brand’s new color palette and also showcase their new product lineup versatility. Looking for a fresh approach to a show they frequently exhibit, Vitamix trusted Derse with the job.

Inspired by Vitamix's high-performance blending technology, Derse pinpointed a concept for the new 30x36 booth: Mix 2.0. Using themes like simplicity, comfort, and high-quality, the concept rolled together Vitamix’s new branding as a leader in the industry.

Vitamix blender exhibit with red and blue colors with a blender bar and TV screens

ARCHITECTURE

Inspired by Vitamix blenders’ vortex shape and blade strength, Derse used subtle curves and defined lines to create the exhibit architecture. The back wall and overhead arches consisted of thin, vertical slats resembling the blender’s different blades.

COLOR PALETTE

Embracing Vitamix’s new branding, and sleeker designed blenders, Derse utilized a darker color palette throughout the exhibit. The combination of black and red exude sleekness reminiscent of the new packaging and products. Sixteen-foot lightboxes with bright, clean imagery lined the outside of the booth to lighten the environment.

BOOTH LAYOUT

To blend together the different uses of Vitamix products into one design, the exhibit layout moved attendees from the kitchen into a high-end café and elevated retail store. Every area of the exhibit served a purpose and contributed to teaching attendees about the Vitamix brand and products.

The booth immersed attendees and showed them why Vitamix is the best product on the market. Attendees moved throughout the booth watching chefs create custom recipes in the demonstration kitchen, tasting samples handed out in the booth, and interacting with the products displayed on specially-designed shelves.

Vitamix blender counter with blenders chairs a TV and a red backsplash

ENGAGEMENT

The exhibit served a higher-purpose than to combine the brand’s multiple capabilities into one location. It served as a social mixer – allowing multiple people from attendees to chefs to sales reps to interact with one another. The staff choreography coupled with the longbar, outside of the open kitchen, and communal seating gave attendees and staff the opportunity to initiate and participate in open discussion about Vitamix.

Vitamix exhibit with crowds of people engaging with the booth TV screens and blender bar

RESULTS

Derse knew how to take Vitamix’s face-to-face marketing program to the next level during the company’s new product launch and rebrand. We delivered a show-stopping exhibit by blending together educational elements with architectural design. Attendees were sure to remember the booth beyond the show floor as Vitamix deployed their rebrand through all marketing channels.

VITAMIX GALLERY

More images of Vitamix at Ambiente.