How to assemble an Olga kit, how to maintain it, where to use it? In this article, you’ll find out all about this decor kit which was designed by Mike Martin, from Büro23.

 

Olga is a fireproof surface which follows the M1 standard and is perfectly adapted to video mapping. The kit can be used both outdoors and indoors and in public locations as its components follow European security standards.

 

create your own structure in a few steps.

 

 Kit Description

 

Kit content

30 equilateral triangles 32 cm apart, distributed as follows:

– 5 elements with 1 triangular face

– 3 domes with 5 triangular faces

– 5 elements with 2 triangular faces

60 fixing rods

1 carrying bag “tote bag”  

 

Specifications

Material: Polypropylene M1

Dimensions :

– Triangle : equal sides of 32cm

– Assembled structure : about 1.2m x 1.2m

Total weight: 2 kg

Colour: White

Two points of attachment on each side of the elements

 

 

 

How to use your Olga kit

User Guide

A summary of all the guidelines presented in this page is available to download as a pdf file. It is the same manual that was provided to you as a paper guide with your Olga kit.

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Assembly

Olga is modular and easy to assemble. A simple structure will take you about 30 minutes to assemble.

 

 

We advise you to assemble your kit on a very flat surface, such as a table or the floor. This will help you assemble the elements in a convenient way. We also advise you not to use your knees as a support, or else you might have issues installing the fixing hooks.

Sort the triangles depending on how many faces they have (simple ones together, double ones together and domes together). For each shape, use its side flaps by folding them on both sides so that the material gets easier to handle.

Close up the 5-faced domes by sliding a fixing rod to keep two side flaps together and assemble them, as they are the base of your structure. You can use both the shiny or the mat side– it won’t influence the final result.

 

The fixing rods fit easily in the notches.

 

It is better if both 5-faced domes are surrounded by more triangles as it helps them maintain their shape. You can also add screws in the dedicated holes on the side flaps.

Assemble the elements depending on the pattern you wish to create. It is sometimes easier to assemble your shape on the floor, with the back of your pattern facing you.

 

Make sure your fixing rods are placed properly.

Hanging

Once your kit has been assembled, it is necessary to hang it, usually vertically. Depending on your support, you will need to use a different technique.

 

 

A few examples of some of the hanging methods that exist.

 

Screw, plastic hose clamp, nylon thread, wire, rope, hooks… There are a lot of possibilities.

To make sure the side slaps aren’t visible, you can use adhesive to keep them folded down.

 

Adhesive allows you to hide unwanted flaps

 

Storage and maintenance

You can assemble and disassemble the kit several times all while keeping the triangles stiff enough. However, make sure you fold each triangle carefully to avoid creating additional folds which might damage the triangles. Using elastic bands can help make the kit less bulky.
Olga can be washed with water using cloth or a sponge. You can also use a cleaning solvent if your kit is sticky after using an adhesive.

To go further

It is perfectly possible to assemble several kits. We advise you to divide your complete structure into several elements to make hanging it easier. We also advise you to get help from 1 or 2 people to hang a structure containing more than 3 kits.