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Project Highlight: Made in Baltimore

Made in Baltimore supports local makers and manufacturers by providing promotion and business development services. Because most local artisans lack the necessary resources to market and sell their own products, Made in Baltimore helps to provide solutions to those specialized needs. Their goal is to create a united community of makers and manufacturers that, in turn, spur investment in Baltimore through the arts. The program is popular and quickly expanding.

Made in Baltimore has a brick and mortar storefront located at 20 W. Northern Avenue in Baltimore. However, they came to us needing a unique and flexible mobile display solution for the Baltimore Visitors Center in the Inner Harbor. The project was fun and challenging, as it  required a solution that was highly flexible, attractive, and mobile. Having worked with Under Armor to model their in-store product displays, the HighRock team had the skill and knowledge to bring Made in Baltimore’s vision to life.

Working together, the HighRock Design and 3D teams developed several concepts, and once refined, created a working 3D model. The initial concept was quite the challenge; Made in Baltimore wanted a kiosk that could be utilized as a single or double sided display, as well as accommodate a wide range of products including clothing, jewelry, prints, and other small items. The kiosk would also need to be highly mobile and easy to break down, since the space inside the Visitor’s Center is unpredictable.

3D Render of a kiosk with shelves3D render of a kiosk with shelves from the back

To help ensure that production costs remained within budget, the HighRock team provided recommendations for manufacturing materials, such as utilizing reclaimed wood, easily-sourced energy efficient LED lighting and steel for the frame (that’s also conveniently magnetic). Additional features included wheels for ease of transport, lockable drawers to secure extra products / overnight storage, and an adjustable countertop.

We’re excited that we could contribute positively to the future of the Made in Baltimore program and we can’t wait to watch their continued growth!