An initiative of Dublin City Council, PIVOT Dublin is devised and co-ordinated by Dublin City Architects. It originated in Dublin’s bid to become World Design Capital 2014 and was lead by Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan.
In 2013 an open tender and competition process, resulted in a commission from PIVOT Dublin to design and build the PIVOT POINT, a new mobile exhibition unit. The exhibition unit was to be made to showcase the work of PIVOT Dublin as part of the Irish EU Presidency in 2013.
Working to a tight programme and budget the idea was to make a timber and steel framework on which rotating and guest curated exhibitions would be hung.
Two wedge-shape and hinged timber frames are used to make a focus and a gathering space in any space in which the PIVOT POINT is placed. The frames are made of poplar and are stained white.
The inner frames are stainless steel which allow magnetised exhibitions to be erected and dismantled quickly. The PIVOT and Dublin City Council Logos are stitched in teal leather at the outer gable end. The unit is on castors and easily moved.