2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden ShowWritten by Christine Rice
QAQ participated at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this year with sponsorships for Water Features Direct and FMSA Architecture.
Firstly, our striking joint exhibition with Water Features Direct featured a large pergola made out of QAQ laser cut decorative screens in a variety of designs and materials. Large water features and a small pond surrounded the pergola, making it a lovely, quite serene-sounding and contemplative little corner of the garden show. The show took place in mid-April at the Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, over a few days of mixed sunshine and light showers.
The large pergola was constructed mostly out of 1200mm x 600mm compressed hardwood panels. The back wall featured a large corten 'Tree' design with acrylic backing.
The top of the pergola was made up of panels in the 'Suva' pattern, with 'Cayman' panels just below.
In addition to the Water Features Direct pergola, QAQ also sponsored the entry of FMSA Architecture in the annual Cubby House Challenge. The Cubby House Challenge is a design competition where designers build amazing children's cubby houses that then get auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the Kids Under Cover charity to prevent youth homelessness. FMSA's 'Kooky Cubby House' entry was a futuristic design made with QAQ's help in the CNC routing of it's ceiling and 3-D printing technology. It featured sensory delights for kids such as fur-lined inner seating, glowing ceiling lights, and synthetic-grass steps. It was quite a delight for us to watch the oddly-shaped parts of this strange cubby house all come together over the weeks leading up to the show!
Other exhibitions included many mini-panaromas of garden retreats, patios, and enchanting spa alcoves.
Our favorite exhibition was this adorable Hobbit House, beautifully landscaped with flowers. It even had a little smokestack that puffed out smoke!
To see more photos from some of the various home and garden shows QAQ has participated in over the years, see our latest Pinterest board here!
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