Guadalajara International Book Fair exhibition, by MET Studio


MET Studio has designed the guest of honour pavilion at Guadalajara International Book Fair, which is one of the largest bookfairs in the world and brings together 1,900 publishing houses from 44 countries and more than 20,000 book professionals.

This year the guest of honour pavilion focuses on Latin America. MET Studio chairman Alex McCuaig says: “For the first time in FIL’s history the Guest of Honour pavilion focus is not about one nation, it is about bringing together and celebrating the many different countries and cultures of Latin America.”

The 1,700 m² pavilion will be sited at the heart of the fair, featuring an overhead canopy inspired by the landscapes and biodiversity of Latin America from which individual kaleidoscopes will be suspended. Each is illuminated and highlighted by a warm palette of patterns and colours; a combination of mirrors and localised sound to attract and engage visitors.

At ground level, screen prints of the colours and patterns will feature, delineating different zones.