Thursday, May 25, 2017

Q-Cord at the Guggenheim

Allen Alexopulos LatheScapes

Allen Alexopulos

The turning on the H-arm was fashioned out of a piece of New Zealand Kauri wood that was recovered from a peat bog.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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).

Brass Easel

These very popular decorative brass easels are solid brass and their pegs fold inward so they can be stored flat.
These are the best quality easel that I have ever seen! They are very substantial solid brass. I will never have to worry that they will tip over. These are worth every penny of the purchase price!!! Seller responded with answer to my question with lightning speed and delivery was nearly as fast! Do not hesitate to order from this seller!!!  - John S.  MO

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Come Visit Art Display Essentials' Booth at AAM! #AAM2017

Come visit Art Display Essentials booth at the AAM MuseumExpo!

 By now, you've heard the buzz around the 2017 AAM Annual Meeting & MusumExpo, the premier event for museum professionals. 
AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in St. Louis
We can't wait to show you what's new! We'll be exhibiting in booth 1313, so while you're on the expo floor, be sure to stop by. The exhibit hall dates are May 8-10, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.
The 2017 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world.  This year, MuseumExpo is headed to St. Louis, MO for four power-packed days that will buzz with connections being made, ideas being exchanged and innovative products being showcased. It's the best place to find cost- and time- saving solutions from over 250 exhibitors. Start your planning now by searching through more than 60 product and service categories to find the perfect solution for challenges you face today.
9 Reasons to Attend #AAM2017

There are literally hundreds of reasons to come to AAM's 2017 annual meeting in St. Louis, but here are some highlights you won't want to miss:

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Q-Cord Retractable Barriers and Absolute Products
Art Display Essentials is happy to represent Q-Cord Retractable Barriers.  Q-Cord Retractable Barriers are made in the USA and comply with the current 2010 ADA restrictions.  Our patented design is being adopted by many museums, retail establishments, and institutions all over the country because of its simplicity of design and ease of operation. With its convenient setup and beautiful exterior, it creates a flexible and aesthetically pleasing queuing area in your space. The Q-Cord Retractable Barrier system is also frequently used as art protection as it provides a barrier that minimally distracts from the art work. Q-cord, the fine line between form and function. 
We are also happy to represent Absolute Museum & Gallery Products in North America.  We maintain stock of their full product range here in the US, available for immediate shipping through our Art Display website.

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