Display Summer’s Bounty on a Wood Pedestal

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The fruits and flowers of summer are at their peak these days, and just begging to take center stage in your home or office. We suggest that, with a stylish wood pedestal or two, you can bring earth’s abundance indoors to enjoy.

Whether you have a cutting garden in your back yard or purchase a stunning vase of flowers at your local florist shop or grower’s market, displaying those flowers at your home or office is easy with the assistance of one of our wood veneer pedestals. Available in a variety of wood grains and colors, these pedestals will provide just the right height needed to make those flowers visible. Place a pedestal in your entry foyer for a welcoming touch, or set up a pair of pedestals, flanking your picture window, to help blur “indoors” and “outdoors” with the flowers’ bright colors and pleasing scents.

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In your dining room, create a small still life on one of our lighted pedestals. With a slim vase of flowers and some perfectly ripe summer fruits in an heirloom glass bowl, your room will take on the ambience of a French chateau or Tuscan summer retreat. Just beware that you might have to replenish those summer fruits after your children have breezed through the dining room after school!

To bring summer’s bounty into the office, consider placing one of our pedestals in your reception area. If you have avid gardeners in your office, invite each one to bring in a bouquet of flowers on a different week. Or you could drag your trade show pedestals out of storage and set up a series of staff-made bouquets on them, and let colleagues and visitors vote for their favorite arrangements.

Summer’s bounty is worth sharing, so order the perfect pedestals to showcase the abundance!

3 Reasons To Use A Lighted Display For Your Next Trade Show

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If you’re no stranger to trade shows, you know how important it is to make sure that your booth stands out from all of the other ones. Without some features that distinguish you from your competitors, how will you ever encourage people to visit your booth? It’s not enough to just give out some freebies, or have your best products on display. Even if you do these things, without an attractive display, your trade show booth won’t bring you the results you want. Using a lighted display is a great way to draw attention to your booth, and here are three reasons we recommend them.

Reason #1: Put your business in the spotlight

Light calls attention to your booth, and that’s exactly what you want. Your trade show booth is a form of marketing, and marketing is all about drawing in customers. When you use a lighted display, you’re actually placing your business in the spotlight. If the booths next to you don’t have lighted displays, people are going to be automatically drawn to your booth because you’ll appear to be a “featured” display.

Reason #2: Highlight your products

Lighted displays give you an opportunity to showcase your best products. You might even consider having some displays that aren’t lighted just to create a bit of contrast and some added visual interest for those who stop by. By doing that, you can really highlight some of the products you want to promote more, which is an excellent strategy for any trade show.

Reason #3: Demonstrate your clean design

The great thing about light is that it brings attention to the cleanliness of your booth design. People have more respect for a company that presents a clean design at a trade show, and you’ll find that people are eager to flock to your booth because your lighted display demonstrates your professionalism.

At Xylem Design, we have all kinds of lighted display pedestals that are sure to suit your needs. Whether you’re interested in something like our Black Laminate Spot Lighted Pedestal, or you love the beautiful colors in our Sign White Lighted Pedestal, we’re confident that we can help you find a solution that will help your business stand out at your next trade show.

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Enhance the Decor of Your New Home With Oak Pedestals

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It’s been an amazing summer! You’ve finally taken the plunge, and you’ve stopped paying rent for a property that was never going to be yours. You’ve saved, and you’ve invested in the type of home you’ve always wanted. It’s taken you almost all summer long, but you’ve managed to decorate your home in a way that enhances its natural beauty, while bringing in a little bit of your own personality too.

However, perhaps you feel as though it’s missing something. You and your spouse enjoy artwork, but you don’t exactly have a way to display those beautiful sculptures you picked up on your summer vacation. You’ve hidden them away in the basement until you can find a way to show them off in style.

Oak pedestals are a perfect solution. Oak brings beauty into any living space, and since this is your first home, you want to demonstrate your unique style to your friends and family. Our oak pedestals give you that opportunity.

You’ll find a variety of styles when you begin browsing through our inventory. We carry spotlighted or lighted oak pedestals that have a beautiful veneer finish. These pedestals will give your artwork that dramatic effect you want it to have, and they look especially great as a highlight piece when you turn the lights down.

However, if your sculptures have a beauty that speaks for itself, and don’t require dramatic lighting, you might opt for our simple, but elegant oak wood pedestal. The choice is yours.

You’re probably planning a house warming party for when you have everything perfectly in order. The fall is quickly approaching, so don’t wait another minute. Pick up your oak pedestals and create your own stunning sculpture display. You’ll dazzle your friends with your artistic eye, and your home’s decor will finally be complete.

A Pedestal Can Make Any Event Even More Special

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Event planning companies are always busy providing customers with every detail necessary to make an occasion as special as possible. There are many different types of circumstances where providing a pedestal for an event can make it even more special. Using a pedestal can provide a unique experience.

Anniversary

Whether it’s held in a banquet hall or in a large outdoor lawn using a pedestal can add to the experience. Guests can walk around and view displays of different pictures from the couple’s past sitting on the top of pedestals. They can also be used to display unique items from their past that the couple wants others to see. There is no longer any need leave things squeezed together on the top of a table.

Family Reunions

When members of a family get together it can be made more special with pedestals. Pedestals can be used to display photos from the past and the present. People will be able to go from pedestal to pedestal and see things family members would like to share. Since the pedestals can be placed where needed, they could be at an entrance or scattered around in a large lawn filled with people.

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Elegant Outdoor Party

There are people who enjoy holding an outdoor party for the people who are important to them. This is an event that can be made more elegant with pedestals. They can be placed around an area with sculptures or vases and more on top of them. It’s a perfect way to add to an already positive atmosphere.

Retirement Party

It’s not uncommon to hold a party for the people who are finishing one phase of their life and starting another. Pedestals can be used to display items from the retiring person’s career. They can also be used to hold flower vases, crystal items and more. They can be used to add to the sense of accomplishment the event provides.

The use of a pedestal for any event is only limited by a person’s imagination. Contact us today and learn how a pedestal can enhance your event experience.

Acrylic Pedestals Perfect for Displaying Sculptures Available in Many Styles

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Acrylic pedestals, perfect for displaying sculptures are available in many styles at www.pedestalsource.com, and they are on sale now for as much as 35% off on certain designs; like the ever popular clear acrylic pedestal. You know a product is a high quality consumer choice when it achieves the rave reviews of this item. Forty customers have all posted five star reviews of this piece, so you can rest assured that you are getting all the expert craftsmanship, high design quality, and superior materials you would expect from a company that has been proudly designing these gorgeous display pieces for over twenty five years now.

Available in many different colors and styles, these acrylic pedestals are perfect for showing off your finest sculptures and feature a museum quality design that you can be proud of. You can opt to accent your display with a lighted appearance, a manual turntable, pillared designs, tapered designs, and more. No matter what your preference is, you can be sure that your acrylic pedestal or sculpture stand will be museum quality and worthy of upholding your finest sculpture or whatever else is the apple of your decorative eye.

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Countless satisfied high profile customers agree that Pedestal Source Handcrafted Pedestals produce the finest display stands avaliable, including: General Electric, Dell, Jimmy Choo, Microsoft, Samsung, and many more. For a complete list, click here.

“Pedestal Source Handrafted Pedestals” is a Xylem Design company. We approach our business with the same hard-working, honest, and simplistic values that we put into our products. If you are ever dissatisfied with any of our pedestals, cube tables, or anything else; contact us and we will fix the problem, replace the item, or refund your money. It’s that simple.

Put Your Children’s Artwork on Museum Pedestals

Did you grow up watching your mother put your best elementary school artwork on the refrigerator in the kitchen? Did you fight with your brother over whose work was best, or ponder what it meant that your sister’s art was placed higher than your own? Do you ever wonder what happened to all those precious pieces of paper after they were taken down and replaced by newer, “better” pieces of art?

What about your own children? Do their drawings have pride of place on your refrigerator door? What do you do when they bring home something too heavy to hang on the door, such as the brightly painted clay cup your daughter made in art class, or the wooden carving your son made at Boy Scout camp?

We have a solution for this parental dilemma: museum pedestals. Purchase one pedestal for each of your children and set them up in your den, family room or other appropriate location. You can purchase identical pedestals for each child, or personalize the pedestals to match the personality of your children, whether rock solid, light as air, classical like a column, or wood grained for the nature lover. If your children are still younger, consider purchasing shorter cube tables so that each child can see their work displayed without being lifted up by mom or dad (or knocking anything over by accident).

With these museum pedestals in place, your children will see how much you value their art work and probably bring home more of it. This gives you a chance to change out the displays on a regular basis, and provides a great way for children to show off their latest creations to visiting relatives as well as their own friends.

So don’t let your children’s three-dimensional artwork languish in a closet because you have no place to display it. With pedestals and cube tables, your children’s art will always have pride of place in your home.

Multiple uses, materials and styles for a cube pedestal

Multiple uses, materials and styles for a cube pedestal

Talk about putting someone on a pedestal. That is what Xylem Design does, building and designing customized types of pedestals made from different materials. They’re small and large, little and tall, rectangular and cube pedestals. Different cube pedestals, like others, will highlight a display in different ways depending on what is being put on the pedestal, how lighting is being used and what features want to be accentuated.

Early this year, Razer debuted its Ouroborus computer mouse. An ouroborus is a mystical creature like a snake or dragon that devours its tail. According to Wikipedia: it “symbolizes self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself.” In that sense, the Ouroborus mouse is recreating the mouse, which is flexible and kind of winds around. What does this have to do with a cube pedestal? Well, the Ouroborus mouse is displayed on a pedestal upon an acrylic cube pedestal.

Writes BenchmarkReviews.com: “As always, the Razer packaging is designed to impress. There is not a box to speak of in the traditional sense, rather a transparent acrylic cube with the Ouroboros suspended on a pedestal within. While I can understand and appreciate the effort put in to displaying such a unique (and arguably expensive) product, there’s a tiny part of my brain that wonders how much of the MSRP is in the presentation. I can’t argue with the end result – one can’t help but feel they’ve gotten their money’s worth before they even use the product.”

The mouse sits tight in the pedestal but it is simple to remove the Ouroboros from the pedestal and the wireless dock is within the acrylic pedestal. In this case, the pedestal was used as a selling point. We know in sales and marketing, presentation and packaging are key elements.

Xylem offers enough cube pedestal choices that would leave Picasso buggy eyed. A black or white laminate with color matching edges are currently 25% off. There are several options in lighted cubes that highlight glass and relief sculpture. They include black, white laminate, walnut veneer, ebonized walnut veneer, brushed aluminum laminate, antique topaz, granite laminate, black star granite laminate, black star laminate, sandy topaz, cherry veneer, maple veneer, oak veneer, and mahogany dyed wood veneer.

The lighted oak veneer, oak, black star granite laminate, and granite laminate pedestals are recommended for hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and waiting rooms. Lighted brushed aluminum laminate, sandy topaz laminate, maple wood veneer, antique topaz laminate, mahogany dyed wood veneer, and granite laminate are versatile enough to be used in different settings.

Using Custom Pedestals to Match Wits with Industry Giants

What do CBS, Maybelline, Jimmy Choo, Dell, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, and Disney all have in common? These dynamic, forward thinking companies, in addition to many others, understand that sales and presentation are reliant on ingenious displays to feature their products. How do they make it work for them?

The use of custom pedestals creates a unique look for the products of these industry giants and gives a single perspective to the brand- one that highlights the features that are important to the consumer and the company. Customization ensures that the company is able to have displays that meet the needs of each individual store, or show, or event, whether it will be a single use or one that will be produced for multiple locations. Obviously these companies have mega-money and big budgets that allow them to seek out and utilize resources that would not be available to the average company- right?

Meet Greg Glebe. Greg began his interest in specialized design and construction in his youth and has continued to use his lifetime of knowledge to create unique pieces for display uses. Greg and the design team at Xylem Design (Latin for ‘woody tissue’) understand that individuality is what propels business sales. Your product is worthy of display pieces that will continue the process of originality from your mind to that of your consumer.

What is your vision for your product display? Can you ‘see it in your mind’? Many customers of Xylem Design have shared their vision and were rewarded with show-stopping pedestals and displays that enhanced their ability to market their products. The best part? Regardless of their budget Xylem Design was able to meet the price-point and provide the best possible solution to the display need.

What are you looking for? Does your custom pedestal have a rich, earth tone wood design? Or is it sleek, modern acrylic? Have you considered a lighted piece? Custom designs are not only possible, but are a passion for our design engineers. Allow us to see your vision- we will be happy to work with you to create a custom pedestal or display that will put you in league with other industry professionals who have come to appreciate the artistry and design of Xylem Design.

Display Pedestals: The Unsung Heroes of the Art World

In museums and galleries across the world the unsung hero of the art world solemnly rests. Few patrons of the arts comment on or even notice them yet they play a vital role in the displaying of art, especially that of the third dimension. Nearly as ancient as sculpture itself, display pedestals hold up the art universe as the Greek god Atlas once held the world.

The use of display pedestals guarantees the highest level of class when displaying in private collections or in museums. The greatest benefit of pedestals is their ability to allow viewers a complete circular view of any piece of art as well increasing the amount of art that can be viewed in galleries by placing works in the middle of the room rather than against the walls. Pedestals can be especially useful for those interested in curating and displaying collections in creative ways as they unleash an almost unlimited number of ways art (especially, but not limited to, sculptures) can be arranged. In fact, the pedestal itself can nearly be a piece of art. With the massive range in complexity, size, color, and shape available an astute gallery owner can match the sculpture to the pedestal the same way a frames are matched to paintings.

Pedestals may not be noticed but they are vitally needed. Without them the patrons of galleries would suffer chronic back pain from stooping to view the smaller works. In the end art needs pedestals just as much as pedestals need art.

Quality Pedestals for Student Sculptures

So summer is here and the living is easy, right? Well, not exactly. Even if you’re a college professor, summer is a busy time, in which you are doing your own research, putting the finishing touches on new classes for fall, and trying to coax one more year out of all your classroom materials. If you teach in the fine arts, you are probably also trying to figure out how you can breathe new life into the limited display options you have for your students’ sculptures. Fabric swatches only work for so many years before it’s time to admit that the display pedestals you have available are just too old, shabby and beat up to do justice to your students’ creativity.

The good news is that some states are, at last, raising college budgets after repeated years of budget cuts in our difficult economic climate. This means that there could, indeed, be funds available for a modest investment in sculpture pedestals.

We have a number of reasonably priced, professionally designed pedestal options which are very suitable for displaying student sculptures. Here are some of the features that make our pedestals your best choice.

  • We have a number of display pedestals which are designed for trade shows. This means that they are easy to disassemble and store flat in limited space-a helpful characteristic when you have limited storage space in your college art room.
  • We have lightweight, economically priced pedestals for smaller sculptures as well as stronger, shorter pedestals and cubes for larger, bulkier pieces.
  • We have standard black or white pedestals, with both gloss and matte finishes, which will display a wide variety of sculptures without detracting from them.