by Karen Wolffis.
(Green Valley, Arizona)
My “abstracta” booth has been the favorite of all my booth displays over the past ten years. Most of the shows I enter are juried and a strong booth picture is a must.
I chose the “abstracta” design for its ease and simplicity.
The pieces are tubes and connectors, sort of like putting together a design with Legos. You can design it yourself, or purchase a stock model like I did.
I like to be able to change out the panels which is illustration board covered with fabric.
Another idea is to sew a very long strip of fabric and thread it through the tubes from one end to the other.
Sew support tabs to the fabric to attach to the upper frame and roll the end edges of the long strip into a casing to slip over the end tubes.
The best part is being able to disassemble the unit into small manageable parts easily transportable. No heavy lifting!
The glass panels on top are the heaviest component. I had plexiglas panels made for the vertical inserts, but you could also use the lighter weight plexiglas instead of glass for the top of the display.
My more expensive and one-of-a-kind lampwork and silver jewelry is displayed under the glass while the top is used to display “touchable” items. This seems to work well for everyone.
You can get more information on abstracta by contacting the Consort group in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They are the distributors for this Swiss made product.
Karen Wolffis Design
by: Sally V
This booth is gorgeous and makes me want to step in and look around!
How fabulous! I think about transport, though. And also, I have too many items to have this much room taken up with only a display that lends very little space. Does this company also have different models of displays? You’ve done yours so tastefully…I would definitely come into your booth! Well done!
by: Karen Wolffis
The Consort Company out Kalamzoo Michigan has various displays to choose from. They have the “stock” displays or you can create your own model to suit your own needs. Mine was a “stock” model which I enhanced a bit. They are great to work with. You can see various designs at www.abstracta.com. Click on the “photo gallery” to see all the different ways to display your jewelry.
Wow! What a fabulous booth. Do you use this outdoors as well as indoors? Can you give us a ballpark idea on the cost? Love the design! Thanks! Lisa
by: Janine Gerade
I just downloaded the pdf for craft artists. They are pretty affordable ranging from $200-500+. I just wish I had that $$ on hand to buy one!
How easy is yours to break down and is the top heavy?