La Roche Posay Serums Activation with Pim Group
Pim Group approached Next Printing in early September 2022 to create an immersive school room for guests to learn and experience all things La Roche Posay Serums. The main requirement was for the bulk of the materials used for the activation to be sustainable and eco-friendly. Pim Group had heard of Reboard and were keen to use this material as the foundation of their build. Next’s brief was to create seven freestanding pods or classrooms, each representing a specific type of serum along with an additional set of lockers. Each pod was to be unique in terms of colour, size and elements incorporated, which ranged from bespoke Reboard shelving to wainscotting to a full awning on the ‘Canteen’ booth.
Reboard, with its FSC Certification, low carbon footprint and comparable strength to MDF, was utilised for all pod walls and to build the set of lockers that greeted guests upon arrival. Other materials such as Foamboard were used for the profile-cut lettering, with Floor Mat printed to cover the existing carpeted floors at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. One of the unique challenges with this project was achieving the bright colours to match each La Roche Posay Serum bottle and to replicate these across all elements of each pod. Whilst we were kindly provided with CMYK breakdowns, considerable colour matching on many substrates was done prior to production to ensure the solid colours on the walls matched those on the floors and other materials.
Installation was scheduled for early November and following approval of colour tests, design concepts supplied by Pim Group were 3D rendered by our industrial design team. Next’s group of experienced installers arranged delivery of the material to North Bondi, with all seven Pods installed over a 2-Day period. The Serum School Event involved masterclasses, skin exams, serum matching and gifting for all who attended. At its conclusion, all Reboard and other sustainable items were broken down quickly on-site and taken for recycling and other processing.
Pim Group noted that their ‘client was so happy that she teared up when she arrived’ at the venue and that they had received ‘so many compliments’ on the build itself. La Roche Posay ANZ commented via Instagram that their Sydney Serum School Event had been a huge success and hoped to bring similar activations to other locations in the near future.