Memorable summer soirees begin with the right furniture and decor

June 14, 2018

Outdoor event design is all about making indoor and outdoor spaces blend seamlessly, according to the experts at CORT Events, the nationwide furniture, lighting and accessories rental company based in Chantilly, Va. For this summer’s parties, event designers are selecting transitional furniture and designing around bold yet classic color pallets and patterns and Mediterranean influences. …

Pittsburgh and Cleveland-area event companies join forces at new design event center

June 8, 2018

All Occasions Party Rental and Marbella Event Furniture and Décor Rental, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., have relocated their design event center to the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. L’nique Specialty Linen Rental of Valley View, Ohio, and tent and event renter AAble Rents of Cleveland join the two companies in featuring their own product lines …

Serge Ferrari launches product rebrand and redesigned website

June 6, 2018

Serge Ferrari has launched its newly redesigned website, www.sergeferrari.com, featuring new product branding for a more intuitive product selection experience. The redesigned website and improved product naming system will provide a more simplified selection experience, according to a company press release. The flexible composite supplier, whose North American operations are based in Pompano Beach, Fla., …

In memoriam: John Carter, J & J Carter

June 4, 2018

John Carter, founder of award-winning J & J Carter Ltd., Hampshire, U.K., died on March 31 at age 78. Carter founded J & J Carter in 1988, building a strong and reputable name in the industry. Carter loved his work and the dedicated team working alongside him. He had an unwavering commitment to quality and …

Stamford creates magical wedding day

June 1, 2018

IFAI’s International Achievement Awards (IAA) recognize the skills that drive excellence in the tent industry. Here’s one submission to the 2017 IAA competition that highlights the complexity of a project with a tight timeline. Stamford Tent & Event Services, Stamford, Conn., completed a 15,000-square-foot, multi-tent project with an attached lounge and raised hardwood floor for …

Digital textile printer

The TX801 digital textile printer from Mouvent™ prints with up to eight colors. Even though it is a scanning-type machine, up to 50 percent of the print jobs can be completed in a single pass, boosting productivity up to 200 square meters per hour without compromising quality. The printer utilizes a compact proprietary print engine …

“Techno-chalet” lights up Montreal winter festival

Grandchamp Structure Design overcomes weather and site restrictions to build a “techno-chalet” for a winter festival. Montréal en Lumière (Montreal in Light) is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, drawing more than one million people annually to take in fine food, performing arts, family-friendly activities and nightlife in the midst of a …

Life in the slow lane

Amid controversies, quitting social media may sound nice, but is it realistic? Sometimes I feel like I’m driving my 2008 Subaru Forester in the slow vehicle lane and the rest of the world is zooming by me in a sports car. This is especially true when managing the deadlines and required lead-time of a bimonthly …

Dinosaur-sized tents

World-famous dinosaur Sue—the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found—calls Chicago’s Field Museum home. But when Atlanta, Ga.-based Imagine Exhibitions wanted to bring a few of Sue’s friends to visit, in the form of Jurassic World: The Exhibition, it was clear that they would need a little extra space. Arena Americas, based in Oak …

Seam sealer

Whether a modern synthetic textile or simple cotton canvas, most fabrics are only as waterproof as their seams. For fabric applications exposed to outdoor conditions, Iosso Products’ Seam Sealer keeps moisture where it belongs: on the outside. It forms an effective, invisible seal against water intrusion, without altering the color or feel of the material. …