Shape shifters

April 30, 2015

Today’s tent manufacturers and renters are thinking outside the rectangle. By Janice Kleinschmidt The Pythagoreans dissected a sphere as early as 600 B.C. Plato and Buckminster Fuller took the ball and ran with it, so to speak. But in 2015, Platonic polyhedral/geodesic domes still are fresh on the scene when it comes to tented events. …

Open ended

Stretch-tent companies tout their limitless options By Janice Kleinschmidt “With consumers being bombarded by the latest and greatest marketing techniques, companies are always interested in ways to capture their audience’s attention,” says Stuart Johnstone, owner of Stretch Marquees & Fabric Structures in Sydney, Australia. “New designs are always a hit. “The exciting thing about working …

10 hottest wedding trends in 2015

Wedding planner, lifestyle expert and DIY design guru shares the hottest trends for summer. Winter is on its way out and summer is on its way in so Alice Fay, wedding specialist at Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park shares her top 10 hottest trends for summer weddings in 2015. 1. Craft cocktails: Brides and grooms are …

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New York Tent kicks off the event season

April 20, 2015

New York Tent kicked off the 2015 event season Tuesday, April 14, hosting Long Island’s business elite with a private, VIP-only concert by Blues Traveler and The Movin’ Out Band. Concert & Cocktails 2015 brought the area’s top businesses, event planners, producers, designers, caterers and the who’s who of Long Island together to enjoy an …

Housing for IFAI Expo 2015 is now open

April 10, 2015

Exhibitors and attendees may book hotel rooms online or via phone or email. Exhibitors and attendees of IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim may now book their hotel rooms online or via phone or email. Room blocks are secured at the Anaheim Marriott and the Hilton Anaheim. ConferenceDirect is the only official housing company for IFAI …

Eureka Tents launches new website

April 3, 2015

Optimized for use in office or on site Binghamton, N.Y.-based Eureka Tents announced in a March 26 press release the launch of its new website, www.eurekapartytents.com. The new site is optimized for use in the office or in the field. The release said that the website includes product information, specifications, updated technical manuals, and tent …

Tenting’s AVANT-GARDE Artist

April 1, 2015

By Janice Kleinschmidt Collectors, gallery owners, curators and designers who make an annual pilgrimage to Florida for the high-profile Art Basel and Design Miami fairs each December have come to expect venues that are as creative and cutting edge as the works inside them. “Every year, there is a new look, and people understand the …

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Lighting looks for less

Economic lighting design delivers stylish simplicity without breaking the bank. By Holly O’Dell To accommodate ever-growing interest in creating a memorable event, many tent rental companies will add to or upgrade their accessories. Lighting often tops the list of this evolving stock, and for good reason: not only does it offer the basic function of …

Life-saving shelter

Design Shelter and Medizone partner to combat hospital-acquired infectious diseases. A company that develops disinfection technology for hospitals has teamed with a Canadian shelter manufacturer to devise a prototype mobile hospital system to combat hospital-acquired viral infections, including Ebola and the MERS-CoV. Medizone International Inc., Sausalito, Calif., developed AsepticSure®, a system that combines ozone and …

Power to the people

CORT Event Furnishing’s collection of powered products includes soft seating, chairs, tables and pedestals. The new Naples black vinyl and Roma white vinyl seating collections feature charging outlets built into the arms, designed to enhance guests’ networking experience while ensuring they are never without power. SOURCE www.cortevents.com