Art & Culture

TRANSPORT PACKAGING FOR WORKS OF ART

Fine art works require secure transport packaging so that they do not arrive damaged at their destination. The packaging should be easy to handle and if possible not too heavy.
The WETROPA-GROUP offers individual packaging solutions, but also standardized variants that are flexible in size, for example.

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TRANSPORT PACKAGING FOR FINE SCULPTURES

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, numerous Wagner figures accompanied the 2013 Festival in the Festival Park and in the city centre of Bayreuth. The publicly and freely accessible installation consisted of 500 Richard Wagner figures in various installation colours. The 102cm high sculptures are made of weatherproof, unbreakable and non-toxic plastic and were manufactured in Germany using a rotation process. The Wetropa Group was approached with the following task:
The foam transport packaging used up to now could not provide sufficient protection. Many sculptures arrived damaged after transport, especially the protruding hands or fingers were affected and broke off. Also the figures must be easy to pack and the packaging should not be too heavy.

Excerpt from an interview

“Concentrated on one square or distributed in the urban space, my installations become like tangible obstacles. They are meant to trigger a reflection, a moment of pause. This would trigger the communication with society that I intended. The continuation, personal intensification or evaluation of my artistic offer is left to each individual. Thus the temporary presence and dissolution of the installation are also an important part of my concept. What remains are impressions, images of an intervention that has temporarily changed the cityscape and interrupted everyday life”.
(Ottmar Hörl)
Our construction department developed a new type of device packaging. This transport packaging system, is a combination of cardboard packaging and individually manufactured foam packaging, with which the figures could be transported easily and without damage. Arms and hands were specially secured - since then all sculptures arrived at their destination undamaged.

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