Rodin’s “The Thinker”: Considering Practicality and Aesthetics When It Comes to Statue Pedestals

Statues come in so many different shapes, sizes and materials that buying a sculpture pedestal can become confusing. Not only do you have to consider the practical aspects of weight and size, you also have to consider the aesthetics of the piece. You can’t have a pedestal which competes with the statue for attention but, at the same time, the pedestal should also befit the statue. If you have a really beautiful, ornate statue, you might not want to get a completely plain pedestal to go with it. So you need to walk a fine line if you want to get a pedestal that goes well with your statue.

Walnut cylinder pedestal with a turntable

Practical Considerations

Let’s say you’re trying to find a good base for a small bronze sculpture called “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. The sculpture is only 15.5 inches tall, but you need to keep in mind that it’s all solid metal, which means that it’s going to be fairly heavy. So you’ll need a pretty solid pedestal to put it on. Some more delicate-looking acrylic bases may be able to support the weight as well, even though they look fragile. In either case, you might want to give the vendor an accurate idea of the weight of the statue to find out if the pedestal you’re looking at will be able to support it.

Granite laminate five sider pedestal

Aesthetic Considerations

Although the statue is mostly dark, its patina is a combination of black, gold and green. This mixture of colors looks great on the marble base featured in the photograph because the two patterns complement each other. Would this sculpture look good on a plain black pedestal? Probably not because the black would look too heavy in comparison with the delicate work that went into the making of this statue.
However, you might want to consider granite laminate pedestal which would complement the colors of the statue. The glassy look of an acrylic pedestal would also present a good contrast with the dark, heavy metal of the statue. Our ebonized walnut veneer cylinder pedestal would be a good choice because of its circular shape and the dark grain running through it.
So if you’re looking to find a practical and aesthetically attractive pedestal for a statue, contact us.

Glass Sculpture with a Spot Lit Laminate Pedestal Base

Premium Museum Display Stands Can Help Pull Local Exhibits Together Properly

Starting a community museum is a rather large undertaking. To begin with, there is all of the advance preparation needed to obtain the building and artifacts. Then there is the matter of pulling it all together to create exhibits that people are actually going to enjoy and want to see multiple times. For that, community organizers should consider investing in museum display stands.Museum display stands can help curators drive home the purpose of the exhibit and how it fits into the broader scope of things. If done correctly, it can also convey a unique, relatable, educational story that people may be tempted to revisit and share with others.

A gallery with lit and non-lit pedestals displaying various art works

When shopping for museum display stands, board members should take into account the several things. One of the most important is the type of materials used in the museum display stand’s construction. Ideally, the materials should be strong and unable to cause damage to the display items. It is also vital to ensure that lighted museum display stands are designed to limit or prevent direct UV exposure. The list of safe construction materials to look for includes laminate, acid-free boards, water-based polyurethane sealants and Plexiglass.

Patrons’ safety and security as well as that of the display items should also be considered during the purchasing process too. For instance, it may be prudent to choose museum display stands that allow ample clearance for baby strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, backpacks and other devices. In other situations, museum displays that feature theft deterrent devices or open enclosures that encourage interaction between patrons and the displayed items may be more apropos.

Glass Sculpture with a Spot Lit Laminate Pedestal Base

At Pedestal Source, we have a longstanding reputation for creating some of the best museum display stands in the nation. As such, local municipalities and national museum curators alike can count on use to create safe, affordable and stylish displays. We are also always willing to share suggestions on which museum display stands are best for a given situation. To ask questions and learn more about our museum display stands, please contact us by calling (800) 333-9953 today.

Stunning Sculpture Stands May Help Dads Channel Their Inner Artist

Over the years, there have been many father and son sculptures that have captured the world’s attention. Among them are ones created by Louis Bourgeois, Ray Ewers and Ülo Õun. They’ve undoubtedly inspired other fathers to get creative too. If your dad is one of them, why not surprise him with a few sculpture stands for Father’s Day?

Black Laminate wall pedestal

Sculpture stands will enable him to display his best artistic renderings throughout the family home and business with pride. Depending on the sculpture stand’s dimensions and weight, dad may be able to show off his artwork at various flea markets, sidewalk shows and other events too.

At Pedestal Source, selecting the right sculpture stand for dad is easy. We have a huge collection of lighted and non-lighted sculpture stands to choose from. Some of the sculpture stands are designed to be portable. Others are best suited to remain in place. Plus, we can create custom fixtures for artistic fathers as well.

When shopping for a sculpture stand for dad, consider which sculpting mediums he prefers. If he has a penchant for using acid-free, lightweight modeling clay, any one of our sculpture stands would be perfect. However, if he loves to use heavy materials like stone or solid wood, you’ll need to be mindful of our sculpture stands’ weight limits.

Black laminate wall pedestal being used

For instance, our laminate wall pedestals can accommodate dad’s artwork as long as it weighs 15 pounds or less. Our affordable, portable pro and quick set collapsible pedestals, on the other hand, are capable of supporting sculptures that weigh up to 75 pounds. Other sculpture stands, like our polished concrete pedestals, can hold up to 400 pounds.

To learn more about our sculpture stands and find the right one for your artistic dad before Father’s Day arrives, please contact us today by calling (800) 333-9953. And when applicable, be sure to allow enough time for customization

Wood Pedestal Styles for Your Home

Wood Image Pedestal being used as a Sculpture Base

Classic – If your home décor features traditionally beautiful designs, there are many classic hardwood pedestals to choose from to showcase your most treasured items. For a classic antique look, the Burlington Round Fluted Wood Pedestal features a stately grooved column, while the Camden Wood Pedestal offers a more sophisticated, elegant look and a circular top for smaller showcased treasures. The Classic and Neoclassic solid cherry wood square pedestals with a number of finishes to choose from are also great choices to match your style!

Art Deco – If your home décor has the coveted Art Deco, abstract, ethnic, or high art vibe, the ideal pedestal choice for you is the Cherry Image High Gloss Laminate Pedestal, which features a unique geometric design for your artsiest pieces! This type of pedestal also comes in other styles with advanced showcase lighting options and three different heights to choose from.

County Comfort – If your home features natural, country, rugged, or Southern themed décor, you want your home pedestal to mirror that old world country comfort. The best choice for you is the all-natural Knotty Pine Wood Pedestal with simple design and basic beauty that holds up to 200 pounds. If, however, you’re looking for a sale-priced item, the Bradford Rosewood Pedestal is an excellent second-choice that will match your stylish comfort!

Functional – If you like to keep your home organized and functional no matter what you’re showcasing, pedestals with shelves are an outstanding option for you. The Addison Wooden Pedestal with Shelves in dark tobacco or white is both beautifully crafted and useful for many home décor items, including small household plants. If, however, you’re looking for a functional dish display, the Barton Wood Plate Display will easily hold and showcase your favorite set of dishes!

Ultra Modern – If you prefer clean lines and urban vibes, ultra-modern pedestals will compliment your home décor best. The Custom Wood Pedestal, for example, features a stainless steel shelf with a clean column of wood. If you want your items illuminated, the Lighted Wood Pedestal is another ultra-modern design option.

Black Gloss Image Pedestal being used as a sculpture base

To learn more about sculpture bases and creative ways to display your art, please contact us at (800) 333-9953. At Pedestal Source, we have a vast array of premium, custom and off-the-shelf sculpture bases to choose from. And we’re sure that you’ll find our online shopping environment secure, user-friendly and stress free.

5 Points to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Sculpture Bases

Have you recently purchased, created or received a variety of sculptures for your home or business? If so, it’s a good idea to consider pairing them with sculpture bases. Sculpture bases come in many different finishes, widths, heights, shapes and styles. So to help you find the perfect one to use with your recent art acquisitions, here are five tips:

Clear Acrylic Sculpture Base

  1. Choose sculpture bases that are sturdy enough to hold your art acquisitions without cracking or breaking. In most instances, you’ll find the sculpture bases’ maximum weight capacities listed in the product description.
  2. Select sculpture bases that complement the materials, colors and textures used to create the statue or statuette. For example, sculptures made out of polyresin materials may pair well with acrylic bases and wood carvings may look good sitting on wood laminate bases.
  3. Purchase sculpture bases that are wide and tall enough to accommodate both the artwork and the space. Ideally, the width should be large enough to allow the sculpture to be centered and the height should keep it within the average person’s sight line.
  4. Remember that the sculpture base and artwork’s appearances can be impacted by the amount of light that may be present in a display area. So you’ll want to select a base that won’t result in visually unappealing glares or shadows to occur.
  5. Buy sculpture bases that can stand the test of time. Unless of course you plan on periodically changing the sculpture bases out to match you’re developing tastes and design alterations. Sculpture bases that tend to have timeless appeal are those with solid color laminate, wood or metal finishes

Clear Arcylic Sculpture stand with art on top

To learn more about sculpture bases and creative ways to display your art, please contact us at (800) 333-9953. At Pedestal Source, we have a vast array of premium, custom and off-the-shelf sculpture bases to choose from. And we’re sure that you’ll find our online shopping environment secure, user-friendly and stress free.

Lighted Displays Can Help Liven Up Secret Supper Club Designs

There is no denying it. An increasing number of Americans are in love with secret supper clubs. And with all of those underground restaurants cropping up to feed foodies’ desires, secret chefs must continue to reinvent their offerings in more ways than one. That’s where lighted displays can help.

Lighted displays are practical, extremely portable and can add instant ambiance to a variety of locations. They may also be outfitted with finishes that are easy to clean and maintain in between secret supper club meetings. For example, let’s say that a clandestine dinner service calls for an ice carving. The carving could be placed in a clear acrylic base and then placed on top of the lighted display. As a result, the light from the display would shine up through the base and illuminate the ice carving. The lighted base would also cast a glow over the tables or walkways positioned near it.

Spot Lit Pedestal with an illuminated Glass Scuplture

Ice carvings are not the only items that could be placed on top of lighted displays. Fruit baskets, chocolate fountains, edible art, cupcake trees and edible flowers would work very well too. Of course the items placed onto the light displays don’t have to be edible either. The stands could hold donation jars, menu boards and other secret supper club accouterments.

At Pedestal Source, we have standard and custom lighted displays that would be perfect for clandestine, culinary events. For a hip, contemporary look, secret chefs may want to go with one of our sign acrylic lighted pedestals. They come in fun, trendy colors like red, blue, white and green. Each one runs on low-voltage, LED strip lights. So they’ll stay as cool as the secret chef who chooses to use them.

A black acrylic pedestal with 4 corners lights that are illuminating a sculpture

We’ve also got lighted displays that would fit in with a variety of other underground restaurant design schemes. Among them are lighted displays covered the granite laminate, brushed aluminum laminate and antique topaz laminate. To learn more about lighted displays and how to fit them into a secret supper club design scheme, please contact us at (800) 333-9953.

Saddle Tables Make Perfect Sculpture Display Stands for Small Homes

Are you looking to join the Small House Movement in the weeks ahead? If so, you are clearly not alone. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors’ research, it’s a trend that is increasing becoming more popular among Americans of all ages. Of course with that march toward minimalist living there will come a need for small sculpture display stands like saddle tables.

Saddle tables, also known as nesting tables, are a perfect fit for small space living. That’s because when not in use, the small tables may be stored underneath of their larger counterparts, so very little permanent floor space is needed to accommodate them. In addition, saddle tables can also hold objects of various sizes and weights.

Black laminate U table

Take the collection of saddle tables and sculpture display stands that we have on offer as an example. It includes laminate saddle tables that range in footprint size from 47.5” x 17.5” to 71.5” x 35.5”. Custom sizes and add-ons are also available upon request. For instance, the tables may be outfitted with ambient tops

Regardless of the saddle table’s size, they are all designed for indoor use and come with an array of finish options. Examples include black laminate, zebra wood veneer, antique topaz laminate, natural wood veneer and Atlantis blue laminate. Each table can also hold up to 200 pounds. So homeowners and apartment dwellers alike may use them to display art sculptures, lamps, framed photos, knick knacks, and a myriad of other home accessories with ease. The tables and display stands may also be used to hold food and beverages during a party too.

To learn more about saddle tables and other compact, sculpture display stands that are ideal for small spaces, please contact us at (800) 333-9953. We’d love to discuss the various, custom and standard options available with you in more vivid detail.

Saving Space and Creating Attractive Displays with Wall Cubes and Wall Shelves

What do you do when you want to emphasize the importance of a certain piece in your home, museum or art gallery but you just don’t have the floor space to put it on a pedestal? You don’t want to deemphasize that piece by putting it on a table or in a showcase with other pieces. You want to give it its own space, but you’d prefer it if that space was on the wall rather than on the floor. We have the perfect solution for you in the form of our wall cubes, available in black as well as white. And if you don’t have enough space for these either, you could try our floating shelves, also available in black and white.

Examples of wall cube pedestals being used in a halway with different pieces being displayed

Wall Cubes: The wall cubes as well as the floating shelves are available in a number of sizes. If you have a really small piece that you truly want to emphasize, you could go with a display cube which is only 6” x 6.25”. This is a great size for a family photo frame or a delicate piece of Dresden china. If you have a bigger piece, our wall cubes run as big as 18” x 18.25”. That’s about one and a half foot in length and breadth. So it’s a great size for something much larger, like a life size sculpture or a large flower arrangement.

Wall Shelves: Sometimes, you don’t even have enough space to fit wall cubes, in which case you could go with something even slimmer like a floating shelf. Unlike regular shelves, our floating shelf has a certain amount of heft. So if you use this to display something, you are drawing attention to it and making sure that people see it when they walk into your home or gallery. Still, these shelves are slim enough that if you have a number of different pieces to display, you could put a few shelves on a wall and come up with an interesting arrangement of sculptures or other showpieces.

Black Laminate Floating Shelves

Using Asymmetry in Your Display: A great way of creating an attractive display is by combining pieces that are quite different in terms of height and width. Having a few different shelves at different heights, in different sizes will make your display more eye-catching than using the same size shelf and putting everything at the same height. Contact us for more information to create displays that are elegant and eye-catching at the same time.

Our custom-made affordable trade show displays make your vision come to life…within your budget

Although the cold weather is brutally attacking most of the country, it won’t be long, and spring will be here. That means it will soon be time to start thinking about your company’s trade show displays.

Whether you’ve done a hundred trade shows in the past, or this is your first one, the most important factor going into a trade show is making sure that your company stands out from among the others who will be there. Trade shows offer you the perfect opportunity to get your company before the eyes of some new potential customers. The trick is in putting together a display that will be eye-catching as well as affordable.

Affordable Portable Pro Pedestal

The good news is that creating a display that gets you awesome results isn’t really all that hard at all. Here at Xylem Design, we specialize in taking your ideas and your vision for your trade show display, and making them come to life. When you work with us, you’ll be amazed at the results, and you come away with an affordable trade show display that will have everyone talking about it long after the show is over.
Quite often, you’ll find that your presence at a trade show is what gives people their first impression of your company. Many potential customers form opinions about companies based on what they experienced at a trade show. You’ll want to be sure your display is easy to read, and simple to understand. You’ll also want to ensure that it’s inviting and that it makes people want to learn more about how you can help them find the products or services they are looking for.

Of course, one of the most important aspects of a good display is being able to take it down easily and move it from place to place. If your company is like many businesses, you’re probably planning on attending many trade shows this year. Our easy to assemble and disassemble design will ensure that you won’t have any problems with the set up or tear down of your display.

Here at Xylem Design, it’s our goal to customize your display according to your specifications. We also have some great ideas that our creative team can put together to make sure your display is the best one, no matter which show you’re attending. .

Quick Set Folding Pedestal

Illuminated Displays Can Bring Out the Best in Homemade Jewelry

When it comes time to transform your jewelry making hobby into something more, you are going to need a few extra supplies. On that supply list, don’t forget to add a a variety of jewelry presentation materials. Here’s a look at several illuminated displays to get you started:

Black Laminate Cylinder with Glass Wave Sculpture

Down Light Illuminated Displays: If you are looking to highlight a gemstone’s luster, Down Light Traditional Showcase Pedestals would be perfect. They are designed to light up jewelry and other objects from above. In addition, they feature hidden door locks and unassuming wiring. So you could pair them with double-easel necklace bust displays covered in natural linen or stretch velvet.

Lighted Laminate Pedestals: For moonstone, feldspar, pearl and spectrolite pieces, consider lighting the jewelry from below. There are various illuminated displays that are capable of highlighting such pieces. Among them are the Lighted Black Star Granite Laminate Pedestals. They feature glossy black sides and a lighted footprint. The footprints range in size from 9 inches to 23 inches. Therefore, you could top them with 5-finger or tiered, see-thru displays.

Modern Octagonal Pedestals: Clear, Modern Octagonal Pedestals with rotating tops are another form of illuminated displays to consider. Their bases are clear and gemlike. In addition, the center of the unit features a built-in light, which would emphasis the jewelry’s sheen. Because of those features, the illuminated displays would be perfect for spotlighting moonstone or multi-gemstone bracelets.

Overhead Halogen & Pedestal Combo: As you know, overhead halogen lights can also bring out a diamond or colored gemstone’s beauty. So you may want to invest in an overhead halogen light system and pedestal combination. At Pedestal Source, we have an Overhead Halogen Light that may be attached to a variety of different pedestals. Furthermore, the light also features a pivoting head and telescopic, stainless steel rods. Therefore, you can adjust it to achieve the most flattering look for your jewelry pieces.

Prism Laminate Pedestal in Granite

To learn more about these illuminated displays and others, please contact us at (800) 333-9953. We can help make your homemade jewelry sparkle just like the pros.