"Rental furniture is no longer an after-thought, but a vital consideration in the exhibit concept design."
– Tommy Lei, social media, marketing, and public relations director, FormDecor Inc.
"Furniture can be a secondary for some customers until they have a bad experience and realize how much of an aesthetic impact it makes on an environment."
– Justin Dworak, creative director, Star Exhibits and Environments
"The biggest pitfalls of rental furniture are damaged products and generic styles that aren't catered to your brand."
– Todd MacAllen, co-director/designer,
Molo Design Ltd.
"If you own furniture, you have to repair or replace it if it gets damaged. Renting takes that out of the equation."
– John Bibbo Jr., president, Event Source JBK Group Inc.
"Trade show furniture has evolved to include modern reproductions, including products inspired by some of the most famous designers of the early 20th century."
– Kathleen D'Adamo, owner and president, Angles on Design Inc.
"Furniture is starting to become front and center, serving as a traffic builder and an alternative to signage."
– Bill Whidden, owner, Totally Mod Trade Show Furnishings
"The right furnishings help create selling environments that appeal to clients."
– Kevin Dana, director of marketing and product development, trade show and event furnishings, CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Co.
"Furniture evolution has mirrored pop culture. Vibrant colors in apparel and footwear have forced the décor community to take notice."
– Jose Lopez, vice president trade show division, Agile Trade Show & Event Furnishings Inc., an AFR Co.
"An increased supplier base means that European designs are more readily available."
– Jeff Quade, chief sales officer, Global Experience Specialists Inc.
"Look for opportunities to be inventive with furniture."
– Kathleen Gunderson, CTSM, events program manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage