The use of cardboard in the design of ephemeral, and sometimes even longer-lasting functional items has been one of the common milestones in contemporary design experimentation and therefore education programs since the time of the Bauhaus. The use of cardboard is usually explored in the attempt to find low cost, easily transportable functional items that can be erected or installed with ease at the site of use and, importantly, deconstructed and recycled afterwards. This avenue of pursuit may have been one of the perpetual holy grail searches of the Twentieth Century design student.
These exhibition stands were used in one of the annual graduation exhibitions of the (then) Graphic Design course at Swinburne University of Technology.
Lueckenhausen first learnt the art of manipulating paper and card to create the greatest effect with the most efficient use of material and technique while a student of Industrial Design at RMIT in the late sixties under the exemplary tutelage of one of the greats of Australian design education Gerald Herbst.