Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fan Holder


 
Clear acrylic fan holders have movable arms to hold the fan open and upright. Use the small size for standard sized fan and the larger stand for those special presentation fans.
 
"Shows off the fan well without distracting eye of beholder to the holder."  E.F. -Philadelphia

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Q-Cord Retractable Barriers

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
The Q-cord retractable stanchion system is the new definition of convenient architectural crowd control.
The Q-cord is a retractable barrier that comes with 7 feet of cord. It has a beautiful brushed stainless steel exterior and made with marine grade components. It is easy to set up and rearrange and is mountable in wall, on wall, in floor, on floor, or freestanding. It is made in the USA and is designed to exceed ADA requirements.
Signage is available in three sizes and must be used with a signage cap which comes in 60 degrees or vertical.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
 
Westfield World Trade Center


Museum barriers are typically used to queue and control visitors throughout a museum or institution. Taller barriers are usually used for directing foot traffic in a particular path or direction. Shorter barriers can be used for surrounding items such as works of art to keep visitors from touching or getting too close. There are a number of barrier options that can be used, such as belts or ropes, but most museums prefer the more refined sophisticated approach of a straight cord. This gives a nice clean look that does not distract from the object being viewed. Museum barriers should also adhere to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. The belt or cord on a typical barrier is too high. According to the ADA, the cord or belt must be cane detectable and located within 27 inches off of the finished floor or ground.
The new Q-Cord Retractable Barrier is made by 10-31 Inc., which is one meter(39.375") high and has two retractable cords. The lower cord is half a meter(19.75”) off of the ground to be ADA compliant.
 
Below is the info from the ADA website:
From 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design2
307 Protruding Objects
307.1 General. Protruding objects shall comply with 307.
307.2 Protrusion Limits. Objects with leading edges more than 27 inches (685 mm) and not more than 80 inches (2030 mm) above the finish floor or ground shall protrude 4 inches (100 mm) maximum horizontally into the circulation path.
EXCEPTION: Handrails shall be permitted to protrude 4 1/2 inches (115 mm) maximum.
Advisory 307.2 Protrusion Limits. When a cane is used and the element is in the detectable range, it gives a person sufficient time to detect the element with the cane before there is body contact. Elements located on circulation paths, including operable elements, must comply with requirements for protruding objects. For example, awnings and their supporting structures cannot reduce the minimum required vertical clearance. Similarly, casement windows, when open, cannot encroach more than 4 inches (100 mm) into circulation paths above 27 inches (685 mm).

Friday, December 23, 2016

Q-Cord Retractable Barrier - 20" tall version

The Q-cord is a retractable barrier that comes with 7 feet of cord. It has a beautiful brushed stainless steel exterior and made with marine grade components. It is easy to set up and rearrange and is mountable in wall, on wall, in floor, on floor, or freestanding. It is made in the USA and is designed to exceed ADA requirements.



Monday, December 19, 2016

iPad Reader Rail

iPad Reader Rail


The Absolute Reader Rail has become the industry standard for installations displaying considerable information in the form of text and images in a continuous format. Today’s visitor has become used to a rich and interactive experience in many areas of their life and the museum and gallery environment is no different. In order to engage and display information in as broad a format as possible Absolute developed the iPad® Reader Rail.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Flush Mount Track


The hanging track range is ideal for environments where the works of art are changed frequently or where it is inappropriate to damage the wall surface.

This is our most robust track. With the correct installation it will carry loads of half a ton. At the same time, it is also our most discreet track, with a narrow slot of just 8 mm visible when the track is installed. The Flush Mounted Track has been designed for installation during the construction phase, and will blend seamlessly with the building structure to provide a readily accessible fixing, enabling artworks to be hung at any point and any height. Artworks can then be hung using a variety of materials including transparent cord, stainless cable or stainless rod. We have found this extrusion to be of particular interest to architects and designers as it is easy to install during construction and provides a flexible system with a very low visual profile.

 

·         Stainless Steel Rods provides the most rigid installation, can be supplied in silver or white and will support artworks up to 110 lbs (50 kg) per pair.

·         Stainless Steel Cable will provide the strongest flexible cable system and will support artworks up to 77 lbs (35 kg) per pair.

·         Perlon Cord is semi-transparent and blends with most surfaces and is the best choice for a discreet installation. Will support artworks up to 55 lbs (25kg) per pair.
 

 

The GL series of hooks and hangers will only work with the stainless steel cable.
Each cable or rod requires a top block.
*Screws not included due to different use scenarios*

All of these systems are compatible with the Ryman hanger range for a higher level of security.

 

USEFUL TIPS AND GUIDELINES

For the best result we recommend installation during the construction phase of your project. After fixing, most of the track is then covered by the drywall cladding, meaning that the Flush Mount Track becomes a seamless element of the building.

The track comes pre-drilled ready for fixing. If you wish to hang very heavy artworks (in excess of 250 lbs) then we recommend drilling more frequent fixing points. The track can then sustain loads in excess of 1100 lbs with the appropriate clips and rods. We recommend that you contact us for larger top blocks.

INSTALLATION  INSTRUCTIONS

The track comes pre-drilled so just screw into place making sure that the edge marked top is uppermost. Refer to the illustration if in doubt. Repeat this process for the second section after inserting one of the pins (supplied) halfway into the 2mm opening at the end of the track and use this pin to engage with the next section. This will ensure all the tracks align beautifully.
This track is the strongest discreet track on the market. If you intend to hang very heavy works (in excess of 250 lbs) then we recommend drilling additional holes along the top edge.

When the track is installed, the drywall is applied over the top of the fixing flanges so that only the core of the track remains visible. The drywall can then be skimmed where required and the extrusion has a small ‘tooth’ to the edge of the lip to aid the application of a skim coat. We recommend applying a strip of 15mm masking tape to the face of the track for protection during this process.

HANGING YOUR ARTWORKS:

With Perlon cord, feed the cord through the top block and ‘hook’ it into the track.

With stainless cable, feed the cord through the top block and ‘hook’ it into the track.

With stainless rods, hook the top block into the track and screw the rods into place from beneath.

Slide the appropriate barrel up the cord or rod from the bottom and tighten at the required height with the bolt heads facing toward you. It’s much easier to do this with the two lengths side by side so that the barrel heights match.

For artworks with cord on the back, just place the cord over the hook. If you are using the Small Ryman Hanger, hook it over the small bolt and discard the large one and vice versa for the Large Ryman Hanger. For maximum strength be sure to tighten both the bolt (using a screwdriver) and the grub screw (using an allen key).

With the rods at the correct distance apart, the artwork is lifted into place so that the protruding boltheads engage with the the Ryman plate on the back of the artwork.
For more information:
 

 
 

Q-Cord Barriers in the Westfield World Trade Center location.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Floor Mounted Barriers

This barrier is intended for environments where the installation may be of a more permanent nature and has the advantage of not requiring a large steel base for support.



The Absolute floor mounted barrier system is ideally suited to a more permanent display and has the added benefit of appearing more discreet than the Freestanding version whilst still indicating that visitors should not touch the exhibits. It’s neutral finish and simple clean lines sit comfortably within the museum and gallery environment, gently reminding the public of it’s presence without clashing with the display or decor.
The clever bit is a stretchy cord, that fits snugly into the top of each post, drawing a neat line in the air, avoiding the distraction of that dreadful droopy rope, and because the elasticated cord makes a straight line, it blends with the architecture of the building helping the barriers to become less obvious and ensuring the artwork is the object of attention.
The timber floor mounted version of our barrier system has an upright that fits snugly into a stainless steel floor socket and supports the elasticated cord which defines restricted access, but gives to the touch thus avoiding tripping or injury. This socket has a small flange at the top that allows it to be screwed to the floor.
If required the uprights can be removed and the socket filled with a flush fitting plug that leaves a smooth trip free stainless circle of 60mm diameter.



The floor-mounted version for stone or concrete floors of our barrier system has an upright that fits snugly into a small stainless steel floor socket and supports the elasticated cord which defines restricted access, but gives to the touch thus avoiding tripping or injury. The socket has a lip of just 2.5mm making this a very discrete installation. As with the Freestanding barrier, this features our injection moulded top that helps prevent ‘little fingers' from removing the cap. If required the uprights can be removed and the socket filled with a flush fitting plug that leaves a smooth, trip-free stainless circle of just 25mm.



 



We recommend a maximum of 10 feet
or 3 meters between these barriers.

For more information on the Floor Mounted Barrier system:
https://www.artdisplay.com/floor-mounted-barriers.html
http://museumbarriers.com/
https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/museums-and-galleries/
https://www.pinterest.com/easelsbyamron/museum-products/


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Ryman Hangers


 
The Ryman Hanger is our most popular solution for hanging artworks and is used by an international body of galleries, large and small, that includes The Tate, Getty and MoMA. Designed to attach artworks tight to the wall with no visible fixings, it is easy to install, enables adjustment, and has a choice of three levels of security. The Ryman Hanger also carries the official stamp of approval of the UK's Museum & Galleries Commission.

Rymans to Suit All Sizes

Ryman Hangers are sold in pairs and there are three sizes available that will handle artworks from the smallest etchings and watercolours right up to large flat-backed works weighing up to 200kgs.
Small Ryman sets work well with lightweight works like etchings and small to medium-sized watercolours. It is also useful for artworks where the timber framing is very narrow as the hanger is a mere 11mm wide.
Large Ryman sets work well for the vast majority of medium to large-sized artworks.
Extended Ryman sets work well for large heavy works, often those with glazing, and where the additional screw fixing points ensure a robust fixing to the frame.

 

Secure or Very Secure?

For installations where it is important to inhibit or prevent opportunistic theft, we suggest you use the Ryman Hanger set. These are supplied with Spring Keepers which will prevent anyone from removing the artwork whilst the keepers are in place. It is difficult to remove the keepers without the individual bringing attention to their actions. This level of security is appropriate to the vast majority of artworks on display and is by far our most popular solution. We recommend the use of our specially-designed Ryman Tweezers to remove the Spring Keepers.
For the highest level of security we suggest our Ryman Hanger Security set. The Security Spring Keeper included in this set is easily inserted which then ‘locks’ the artwork in place. The Security Spring Keeper can only be removed by using our Ryman Security Key. We are the only company to manufacture these and each one is carefully numbered and its owner listed.

Dimensions And Finish

The Ryman Hanger is made of stainless steel so will be safe on your artwork and provide for many years of service. The Spring Keeper has a dulled ‘bronze’ finish that ensures it sits unobtrusively in the shadows behind the picture. The small Ryman Hanger measures 55mm x 11mm, the large Ryman Hanger 85mm x 16mm and the extended Ryman Hanger 105mm x 16mm.


Useful Tips And Guidelines

In addition to fixing works discreetly to the wall, the Ryman can be used with any of our track systems. When used in conjunction with our storage hooks, artworks can be hung on a wide range of screens and storage facilities.
A pair of Ryman Hangers is required per artwork, so they are all sold in pairs. All that is required to use the Ryman Hanger are screws to suit your particular artwork. We recommend panhead, screws as these provide a clean smooth finish, but if these are not available then countersunk screws will work.
For Small Ryman Hangers you will require 3.5mm diameter screws at a length to suit your artwork.
For Large and Extended Ryman Hangers you will require 4mm diameter screws at a length to suit your artwork.
For more information or to purchase Ryman Hangers:


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Choosing Hanging Hardware for your Absolute Track System

The PDF file below has information and guidelines on choosing your hanging hardware for an Absolute Track System.



PDF- How to Choose Hanging Hardware

H Track


 

The hanging track range is ideal for environments where the works of art are changed frequently or where it is inappropriate to damage the wall surface.

H Track is a discreet extrusion designed to be applied to existing wall surfaces at a high level so that it blends with the ceiling junction or mouldings, and provides a stable point from which to hang artworks using a variety of materials including transparent cord, stainless cable, or stainless rod.
 
 
·         Stainless Steel Rods provides the most rigid installation, can be supplied in silver or white and will support artworks up to 110 lbs (50 kg) per pair.
·         Stainless Steel Cable will provide the strongest flexible cable system and will support artworks up to 77 lbs (35 kg) per pair.
·         Perlon Cord is semi-transparent and blends with most surfaces and is the best choice for a discreet installation. Will support artworks up to 55 lbs (25kg) per pair.
*The GL series of hooks and hangers will only work with the stainless steel cable.
*Each cable or rod requires a top block.
*Screws not included due to different use scenarios
 
 
 
 
 
All of these systems are compatible with the Ryman hanger range for a higher level of security.

 
Useful Tips and Guidelines:
We recommend that the track runs continuously along the wall including above any doors or window openings. Even though this part of the track may never be used it maintains a clean visual line that blends with the building, whereas individual sections of track will look fragmented and draw your attention.
The track comes pre-drilled at 1' intervals which will suit the majority of installations. If you wish to hang seriously heavy artworks (in excess of 300 lbs) then we recommend drilling more frequent fixing points at every 6" or even 4". The track can then sustain loads of 1100 lbs when supported on the stainless steel rods. We recommend that you contact us for larger top blocks which will help distribute the load if you are planning to hang seriously heavy artworks.
 
Installation Instructions:
Hold the first section of track in place and mark the screw holes. Drill and fix the track making sure that it is installed with the ‘mouth’ of the track pointing down and the screw holes running along the top. Then repeat this process for the second section after inserting one of the pins (supplied) halfway into the small circular opening at the end of the track and use this pin to engage with the next section This will ensure that the tracks all align beautifully.
Repeat this process until you reach the last section and trim to length.
 
Hanging Your Artworks:
With Perlon cord, feed the cord through the top block and insert from the end or through one of the slots on the top face. With stainless cable, feed the cord through the top block and insert from the end or through one of the slots on the top face. With stainless rods, insert two top blocks from the end or through one of the slots on the top face, then screw the rods into place from underneath.
Slide the appropriate barrel up the cord or rod from the bottom and tighten at the required height with the bolt heads facing toward you. It’s much easier to do this with the two lengths side by side so that the barrel heights match.
For artworks with cord on the back, just place the cord over the hook. If you are using the Small Ryman Hanger, hook it over the small bolt and discard the large one and vice versa for the Large Ryman Hanger. For maximum strength be sure to tighten both the bolt (using a screwdriver) and the grub screw (using an allen key).
With the rods at the correct distance apart, the artwork is lifted into place so that the protruding boltheads engage with the Ryman plate on the back of the artwork.
 


For more information on the H Track:
https://www.artdisplay.com/hanging-track-28.html
https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/museums-and-galleries/
http://museumhangingsystems.net/

Monday, November 28, 2016

Displays for Art

Displays for art can come in variety of styles, and if you have an art collection you probably already have a number of gallery display stands already. Some art or antiquities do not stand on their own and need a display stand to hold them up or stabilize them if they are unsteady. Some pieces stand on their own or are made with a base attached. For the pieces that need help standing there are many options from art display suppliers as well as exhibition mount makers. There are many displays for art that are ready made stock items that can be purchased to display your art or artifacts. There are also some art display stands that you can bend yourself to get a customized fit for your artwork. These artifact displays are display armatures that come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. For the more difficult pieces and complicated exhibition displays you may need to hire a custom mount maker. They can fabricate a display that fits your smallest art object to making a full display exhibition. So if you are an art collector, art gallery, museum, exhibition designer, or other institution you probably need displays for art. Here we show a number of categories for displaying art, artifacts, or collectibles.

Mineral, Fossil and Shell Displays:

Caliper stands available in brass and chrome:

Display Risers and Bases:

Clear, Black, and Wood Risers and Base Displays for Art. Risers and bases can set off your art piece or use multiple sizes to create a more interesting display.
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Clear Acrylic Ring Displays:

Acrylic rings can be used as displays for art for round bottom objects.

Displays for specific items:

Display stands for weapons like guns, swords, clubs, ect.:
Pistol Displays Acrylic Gun Displays Acrylic Sword Displays Verical Sword Display Dagger or Knife Display Mace or Club Displays
Displays for art, artifacts, antiques and collectibles:
African or Tribal Mask Displays Oil Lamp Displays Cane and Walking Stick Displays Antique Hand Fan Displays Helmet and Hat Stand Displays Egg and Sphere Displays Ornament Displays Spoon Displays Doll Display Stands

 

Armature Display Stands:

"Do It Yourself" metal armature displays for art that you bend to fit your art and collectibles:
T-arm Bendable Displays for Art Spider Bendable Displays for Art Center Post Base Displays for Art H-arm Bendable Displays for Art Double T-arm Bendable Displays for Art Large T-arm Bendable Displays for Art

Plate and Bowl Stands:

Collectible plates, bowls, cups and saucers are available in a wide range from many cultures and time periods. There are a number of ways to display plates, the most popular approach is the easel. Bowl stands require a deeper easel than a plate stand simply because bowls are deeper than plates. There are many stock plate and bowl stands in a variety of sizes and styles. Clear easels are available in a large range of sizes going up to 18” tall to hold a platter or charger. There are also clear bowl stands as well. Some clear stands are also adjustable, allowing you to adjust for depth or the angle of display. Easels in wood are also available in a number of sizes and finishes including deep easels for bowls. These easels are folding so the depth has some adjustability. There are risers for plates and bowls as well as platform easels, which are used for objects with pointed bottoms like a “heart“ shape. Risers can also be used to display the piece at a higher level so something can be placed out in front. Another way to display a plate is on the wall. The size and weight of your plate will determine which style wall hanger is best for your needs. Standard spring wire holders can be used on lighter plates. These have some adjustability to them in the expansion of the spring. Other adjustable holders are plastic and put less stress on the point of contact. Larger plates can be displayed with an adjustable acrylic wall holder. Another option for wall mounting, in both metal and acrylic, are wall easels. Displays for cup and saucer sets are available in both acrylic and metal. In addition, there are displays that hold multiple plate settings.

Display Art Easels:

There are many types of easels for displaying your artwork. Decorative Easels, Metal Easels, Adjustable Easels, Acrylic Easels, Wood Easels, and Floor Easels.

Display Cases and Shelves:

Table cases, wall cases, and shelves to display your art.
Acrylic Wall Case with Door Wall Wedge Shelf Acrylic Case with Walnut Base Acrylic Shelf Acrylic Shelf with Support Glass Dome with Walnut Base

Information Systems

Sign holders and other items for identifying art and displaying information:
Aluminum Wall Label Holders Numbered Blocks Information Stands Acrylic Wall Label Holders Tabletop Label Holders I Pad holders

http://displaysforart.com/

https://www.artdisplay.com/

http://www.easelsbyamron.com/

https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/art/

https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/easels/

https://www.pinterest.com/liveartloud/ancient-artifacts/