abstracta:tubular steel structural systems for display, exhibits,
store fixture etc…
If this is what you are looking for, and I am guessing it is. You
Abstracta Structures, Inc.
347 First Ave.
New York, NY 10016
If I wasn’t clear about what they are, here is the deal. They
sell all kinds of tubular shapes and connectors and the findings.
You will have to have the glass for tops cut on your end. The
people I have seen with this system find them light and flexible.
They are quite modern looking and you will need to have some sort
of curtains to fill the empty space under the cases. Kind of
look like a high end tinker toy arrangement, it is extremely
packable and portable but you will need to design it yourself. I
think it is possible by your use of it to make it look cheap or
classy. They sell lighting systems, shelf supports etc.
They are used at all levels, stores, industrial etc. I don’t know
if this supplier is cost efficient comparitively or not. They
come in Chrome or black, in my opinion the black looks classier.
They are a commercial company, in other words…you need to have
the documents to buy wholesale, like a tax I.D. #. If you don’t
they will probably refer you to a retailer near you. This system
can look good for extremely low cost.
I used to put my beautiful oak cases on tables and was told I was
rejected from shows because the table looked amateurish…I have
seperate stands for all of them now. Whether or not you can get
away with table and “earring boards” probably depends on the
calliber of the show.
Karen, Northern Illinois
exacta set up and the glass,