Adding another level of education to the show, Global Visual Group bussed attendees to its Brooklyn
factory for an up-close-and-personal view of mannequins in the making. Zvi Hiesiger led the tour,
providing explanations along the way. Participants left armed with a better understanding of
questions to ask and details to examine when sourcing mannequins—and a souvenir prop.
Touching allowed! Participants see firsthand how mache forms
Molds are greased like cookie trays so that
the forms can be easily removed when ready.
Fiberglass requires a practiced hand.
Foam is cut and shaped over forms.
Imperfections are fixed.
Detailed components such as hands require a special process.
Watch www.retailenvironments.org/retail-design-collective/ for information
on the 2015 show for more inspiration in December in New York!
Attendees go afield to see how mannequins are made