DTP’s Booth for Ravensburger North America at New York’s 2018 Toy Fair

DTP’s Booth for Ravensburger North America at New York’s 2018 Toy Fair

DTP’s Booth for Ravensburger North America at New York’s 2018 Toy Fair

DTP’s Booth for Ravensburger North America at New York’s 2018 Toy Fair
Displayed at the Javits Center in New York, NY February 16th–19th

The puzzle and game company Ravensburger North America hired David Torres Productions to design and build their trade show booth at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City. 2018 marked our third year working with Ravensburger and as always it was pleasure to collaborate with them on their vision. We were honored to represent their Ravensburger, BRIO, and Wonder Forge brands at the show.

Ravensburger’s 100’ x 30’ booth required months of meticulous planning and four days of hard work to assemble. We worked around the clock raising the booth’s metal frame structure, laying vinyl flooring, installing custom-made pieces, and carefully hanging delicate artwork. After wiping down each shelf, positioning every light, and ensuring that the client was happy with the staging of their product, we were finally ready for Toy Fair 2018.

Once the show began on February 17th, the booth was packed with new buyers, members of the press, and other exhibitors eager to see Ravensburger’s newest products. There was a lot to see as Ravensburger debuted over 180 new items at this year’s show!

One of the most exciting new Ravensburger toys was GraviTrax, a build-your-own ball track system that allows children to explore the wonders of physics. To celebrate GraviTrax’s cutting-edge approach to play, we built a larger-than-life GraviTrax ball track. Columns bordering the GraviTrax display were fabricated to resemble the stackable components of the system. Above the columns sat three fiberglass GraviTrax balls resting on a metal track. The balls were painted both inside and out to give them a saturated, polished finish. The actual GraviTrax system was displayed below on a table custom-built in the shape of the game’s distinct hexagonal logo.

BRIO also debuted several new additions to its timeless wooden toy line at the show including a camping set, an airport control tower, and a portable ball and maze game. We utilized wide, low tables to showcase the vastness of BRIO’s intricate world and to encourage open-ended exploration.

Wonder Forge brought 26 new board games to the table this year. Most notably, the party game for adults YeahNOPE and games developed specifically for the Jurassic Park and Incredibles sequels. They were proudly displayed on clear, acrylic shelves and waist-height tables for optimal viewing. Demos for their new games were held in a private conference room that also housed Ravensburger’s 40,000-piece jigsaw puzzle “Memorable Disney Moments” (it holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest commercial puzzle!).

After four days of sharing ideas and forging connections, Toy Fair 2018 came to a close. We are already getting a head start on planning for 2019 and can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!