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RM Fieldbook: The Rental Show, Party/Event
04/08/2013

The Rental Show 2013
Feb. 10-13, 2013, Las Vegas

Editor’s note: Rustic with a hint of vintage is all the rage and that was apparent on the party/event area of the exhibit floor this year at The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas. From new farm table designs and rustic pieces like wagons and wedding banners to more elegant glass patterned chargers and white porcelain, suppliers offered exciting new products. Also sprinkled in among the offerings were some games and inflatables, furniture, tents, flooring, lighting fixtures, software and foodservice items. Attendees were seen with lists of needed items and taking notes on new inventory ideas. Many exhibitors were overwhelmed by customers right away and were busy from the beginning to end of the trade show.

Partymachines.com virtual graffiti wall

877-278-9626; partymachines.com

The virtual graffiti wall from Partymachines.com, Lockhart, Texas, allows guests to take photos in front of the wall, wait a few seconds, then start painting. Participants can paint, stamp, stencil, color and write all over the wall and the photo. With the touch of a button, the artwork is saved and can be sent to an email address. The battery-powered spray cans should be charged before an event and typically hold a charge for 12 hours.
 

Eastern Tabletop grill stand

888-422-4142; easterntabletop.com

The Orbit stainless-steel grill stand from Eastern Tabletop Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., fits pots size 5 in. to 9.5 in. and uses a gel Sterno®. It can be used indoors and outdoors for cooking, warming or displaying food.
 

Action Lighting LED wall light curtain

800-248-0076; actionlighting.com

When you need a whole wall of lights, all the way to the ceiling, you need connectors, which is what the LED Commercial Wall Light Curtain from Action Lighting, Bozeman, Mont., has. The connectors are small and white, so they blend in with the cord. The connectors are evenly spaced, so there isn’t a break in the lighting. Each set has 40 removable 5-ft. drops. There are 20 drop connections on 6-in. centers, so the total span is 10 ft. The set includes 400 long-life LED bulbs, and each 5-ft. drop has 10 LEDs each. You can use the set indoors or outdoors since it has weatherproof LEDs and connections, and you can connect up to 10 sets together. The 14-lb. set includes a 6-ft. power cord.
 

Liri Tent Technology tent

713-444-2468; totaltentsolutions.com

The NHT series tent manufactured by Liri Tent Technology, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, and distributed by Total Tent Solutions, is available in 20-in., 30-in. and 40-in. widths. Available options include doors, glass walls, hard walls, cassette floors, liners, high peak tops and curved tops (Arcum top). The company provides training for proper handling and installation.

Liri Tent Technology NHT series tent comes in several widths and available options.
 

Event Equipment Sales flooring

800-337-0093; eventequipment.com

Outlok® portable flooring from Event Equipment Sales, Hodgkins, Ill., is designed to not be harmed by exposure to the elements — it has been tested in temperatures ranging from -50 degrees to 105 degrees Fahrenheit with no fluctuation in the plastic. It has a full and half panel system that locks together using no tools or set screws. The company says the notched frame allows for safe, secure, hidden storage of cables and wires. The black base is injection-molded plastic ABS material and the top layer is a heavy-duty vinyl that is 7 in. wide and
1/8 -in.-thick strips.
 

Q Music USA, formerly Quebbie music system

866-783-2243; qmusicusa.com;
800-233-0175; rssd.com

If you liked the Quebbie the first time around, prepare to have your mind blown. Q Music USA, formerly Quebbie® Music Systems, Fort Myers, Fla., has created the next generation of the DJ-in-a-Box system, available in April, 2013. The system as purchased includes 12,000 songs, and can store up to 15,000. You can connect to Q Music’s server anytime to access approximately 80,000 more songs in more than 90 music categories, which are continually updated with the top releases from Billboard. The system uses a data tunnel to create high speed downloads for any songs. You also may create up to 100 user lists, schedule playlists, send messages and consult the FAQ, on-board directions and troubleshoot videos for assistance. The system doesn’t have to be connected to the Internet to operate, but it will need to connect to the server monthly to download new music, operation licenses and software updates. It can easily connect to any sound system, has a compact design, and weighs 12 lbs. A monthly fee covers all software updates, music and background intent music licensing fees. The DJ-in-a-Box is being distributed by RSS Distributors, Manheim, Pa.
 

Kenian chair

757-481-0960; kenianimports.com

Kenian Imports, Virginia Beach, Va., offers rattan folding chairs in several colors including antique red, antique white, antique dusty aqua, antigue daiquiri green, antique turquoise, antique orange, antique black, antique tortoise and classic tortoise. The company also offers square and round tables with a woven rattan top.
 

Boss Manufacturing cake pop tower

800-832-4941; bossmanufacturing.com

Boss Manufacturing, Orland, Calif., now offers a square version of its cake pop tower. The square version has four tiers — 6-in., 10-in., 14-in. and
18-in. squares that are separated by an aluminum 6-in. rod. It is all detachable and also can be used for cupcakes. The base has detachable feet, which can be moved to the 14-in. square plate to create a smaller stand. It can hold 158 pop sticks.
 


 

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RentalTrax 3D event planning software

800-925-6236; rentaltrax.com/3d-event-designer

The 3D Event Designer event planning software from RentalTrax, Boynton Beach, Fla., is a complete web-based 3D event design tool. There is no software to download and all designs can be saved in the cloud and are available on any computer worldwide, according to the company. The company provides web-based rental management software for PC, Mac, iPad and smartphones.
 

Aadvantage Tent Fittings light fixture

866-813-4501; aadvantagetent.com

The Puck3 Unplugged LED light fixture, distributed by Aadvantage Tent Fittings, Chillicothe, Ohio, features a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery system and nine super bright TRI color 3W LEDs. The 6.9-lb. fixture has a 5-in.-thick low-profile housing and wireless capabilities, so it can be used in tenting applications. The charging road case, which is sold separately, accommodates up to six fixtures and provides protection in transit along with charging ports so all fixtures can be charged at once.
 

 

Drape Kings Kabuki drop

888-372-7363; drapekings.com

The Kabuki drop from Drape Kings, North Bergen, N.J., was used to unveil Madame Tussauds historic Whitney Houston figures. Kabuki drop is a technique where a drape or other lightweight fabric is quickly dropped from the ceiling to reveal the stage, performer
or product.

 
   

Lava Heat Italia Illume lamp

888-779-5282; lavaheat.com

The Illume portable gas lamp from Lava Heat Italia, Vernon, Calif., brings back the timeless and romantic glow of street lamps with a post design made of solid steel and beveled glass panels made from heat-resistant Borosilicate glass. The lamp runs for 12 to 14 hours on a standard 16.4-oz. propane fuel cylinder and has a push button ignition system. Designed for outdoor use, the Illume has a weighted base, assembles in less than 20 minutes and is available in stainless-steel, Heritage bronze and Heritage black.

 

Whim Event Supply table

512-829-5116; whimeventsupply.com

Whim Event Supply, a division of Whim Hospitality, Dripping Springs, Texas, offers a slatted round tilt-top table that is made of weather-resistant aluminum. It has a wood-look finish top. The table comes in two sizes — a 30-in.-by-30-in.-high round and a 30-in.-by-42-in.-high cocktail. Available colors include teak, dark wood, whitewash and driftwood. A matching aluminum stool measuring 13 in. by 17.5 in. by 31 in. high also is available.

 
   

Maximizer Tent Products tent fabric

800-621-2495; thesecgroup.com

Stars are beautiful, but you usually don’t want to see them inside a tent — unless it’s clear. Maximizer Tent Products, part of The SEC Group, Wilsonville, Ore., has a new type of vinyl that prevents “stars” or pin holes. The Architent Star Free S83 fabric is made by Herculite Products exclusively for the Maximizer Tent System. The fabric has a double layer of block-out vinyl, and comes in 18-oz. block-out white, 18-oz. tan and 18-oz. white. The fabric also meets NFPA-701 and California Title 19 Flame Resistant standards. The company says the fabric offers the elimination of abrasion pin holes. The SEC Group, a Rainier Co., also now offers graphics with Rainier on any substrate.

 

Something Different Linen digital printing

800-422-2180; somethingdifferentlinen.com

Something Different Linen, Clifton, N.J., offers custom digital printing on its large inventory of fabrics, such as the chair covers pictured, to add a distinctive unique look. The company can create the artwork for the customer or the customer can send a graphic that will be transferred onto the fabric and made into a chairback or full chair cover. Digital printing is machine-washable on a polyester fabric.

 
   

Saro Trading Co. charger plates

800-662-7276; www.saro.com

Round 13-in. charger plates from Saro Trading
Co., Burbank, Calif., are available in a damask
design in gold, white, black, silver, teal, chocolate, aqua and burgundy. The floral-design chargers
come in copper, silver, blue, rose, eggplant, champagne, pewter and aqua.

 

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Sculptware lamp

888-282-8811; sculptwareonline.com

Add ambience to any table with the SculptLamp from Sculptware, Scottsdale, Ariz. The frosted acrylic lamps come in a 14-in. and 30-in. size. They have two LED lights per lamp to maximize lighting impact. The remote-controlled lighting modes include, solid-on, or fade and jump for multi-color use. Use the same or different colors on the top and bottom – 13 colors are available in all. The lamps can be powered for about 10 hours continuously. Lamp shades are available in all Sculptware colors
to coordinate with event linens.
 

A & B Home rustic wagon

888-868-1808; abhomeinc.com

A & B Home, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., offered several rustic items in its booth, including a weathered wagon that is made of pressed wood and iron and measures 56 in. by 31 in. by 33 in. The company also displayed several vintage items, including chandeliers and  candelabra.
 

LoveSac outdoor furniture

800-613-3839; lovesac.com

Words like waterproof, washable and easy to stack always attract a rental crowd. LoveSac Alternative Furniture Co., Stamford, Conn., has a new line of faux wicker furniture that provides all that and more. The 5 Series Outdoor Sactionals have a wider woven strap, water-resistant seat cushions and back pillows, and come with two sets of machine-washable covers in Sand and Mediterranean. The series includes the armchair, pictured, as well as a sectional, chaise and sofas with waterproof pine shoes and peg feet. The line is stackable and includes a lifetime guarantee.
 

Fred’s Tents & Canopies frame tent

800-998-3687; wemaketents.com

The Stillwater Frame Tent from Fred’s Tents & Canopies, Stillwater, N.Y., has the rustic look of wood with all benefits of a metal-frame tent. The Stillwater has a sliding wall system and is available with an aluminum frame or with custom-wood finish aluminum poles in patterns such as cherry or knotty pine, as well as patterns including carbon fiber, water drop, granite and marble. The custom frame finish also is available on the Stillwater pole tent.
 

Modern Line modular furniture

800-637-5596; modernlinefurniture.com

The Model 900s series of modular furniture from Modern Line Furniture, Rahway, N.J., includes several modular components to allow for multi-functional use and add sparkle to an event. The tower can be used to display flowers, LED lights or for storage. The line includes tufted seating with optional customization and leather exterior in either black or white, as well as more than 40 custom colors. The button-tufted cone tower shown above is 46 in. high and 30 in. in diameter, and fits within the circular bench system, which measures 74 in. in diameter.
 

Koyal Wholesale rustic décor

888-985-6925; koyalwholesale.com

Koyal Wholesale, Corona, Calif., offers a variety of rustic items, including a set of three natural birch woodburned letters and “Just Married” heart banner with distressed wood burned letters and jute string. The company also has Dress My Cupcake dessert table and party décor.

Modern Line modular furniture has storage compartments in the base.
 

Wertz Werkz carnival games

979-778-1400; wertzwerkz.net

Carnival games from Wertz Werkz Manufacturing, Bryan, Texas, are made from high-density polymer that is UV-rated, so it won’t fade, chip, crack or peel. All games are about 50 lbs. or less for easier transport, the company says. The games are self-contained when possible and all others include a storage bag for accessories, which clip onto the game.

Wertz Werkz carnival games are self-contained and fold for easy transport.
 

Jay Import Co. glass chargers

212-683-2727; jaycompanies.com

Jay Import Co., New York, offers a collection of glass chargers, including the 13-in. Divine Gold and Divine Silver, and 13-in. Vanessa Gold and Vanessa Silver.
 

 

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International Event Products porcelain

877-773-7707; iepllc.com

Caterers are always looking for the perfect blank canvas to present their works of art. International Event Products, Stoughton, Mass., has a few such "canvases" in its line of white porcelain. The Monocle bowl measures 12 in. across and has an 8 oz. bowl in the center to feature whatever masterpiece your caterer creates. If they need a flatter landscape, IEP has an 11-in. flat square plate. Several other shapes and sizes are available.

California Portable Dance Floor Co. flooring

800-662-2395; cpdfc.com

Rustic cedar finish flooring from California Portable Dance Floor Co., Camarillo, Calif., is made with a ¾-in. water-resistant plywood base and has a resin-soaked coating on the bottom for extra protection. It is the company's full sheet vinyl section as opposed to the 1-ft. square tiles in its other floors. It comes in 3-ft.-by-4-ft. sections only. It gives the appearance of a solid sheet of wood with the distressed rustic look.
 

Region Welding tilt trailer

636-583-4110; regionwelding.com

The SSLT Model 11 tilt trailer from Region Welding, Union, Mo., measures 51 in. by 11 ft., and has a treated pine platform length of 10 ft. and a height of 16 in. The average hauling capacity of the SSLT 11 is 3,800 lbs. and it also comes with DOT lighting, safety chains, reflective tape, tie down chains on the front and a 6-ft. chain with 1 chain boomer. Hydraulic or electric brakes are available.
 

Richwood Imports table

855-637-9569; richwood-imports.com

Get that rustic look for your next event with the Mayflower farm table pictured below from Richwood Imports, Ontario, Calif. The solid hardwood table comes in two sizes — 96 in. by 48 in. by 30 in. and 72 in. by 42 in. by 30 in. The table also has a removable leg set. Richwood also offers a solid oak wood Shaker farm table with drifting antique finish and removable legs in 72-in.-by-42-in.-by-29-in. and 36-in.-by-36-in.-by-29-in. sizes.
 

Vitabri pop-up canopies

714-842-7500; vitabri.com

It’s not often that people put up tents in less than a minute, but you can do that with the Vitabri V3 canopy. The canopy has an aluminum frame and uses a gas spring in the legs to assist with elevating the tent. The entire tent can be set up in 30 seconds without piecing together any loose parts. The entire tent collapses, roof included, to a travel-ready size of less than 5 ft. Sizes range from 10 ft. to 15 ft., and walls, curtains, doors and leg covers also are available.
 

   

Pontrelli Fountain Co. tier tray

800-732-5055; pontrellifountain.com

Pontrelli Fountain Co., Gilbert, Ariz., offers another way to present fruit, desserts or other food with its polished stainless-steel spiral tier tray.

 

Drake Corp. kids chair

732-254-1530; drakecorp.com

The D130 kids chairs from Drake Corp., East Brunswick, N.J., are available in a rainbow of colors, including purple, tangerine, orange, green, blue, red and gray. The 12-in. chairs are 100 percent resin made with stainless-steel hardware and feature a secure stacking interlocking leg system for storing up
to 15 chairs.

 
   

Gordon AirPlay inflatable

801-489-0631; gordonap.com

The AirWobble™ closed air inflatable from Gordon AirPlay, Springville, Utah, can be used indoors or outdoors and is designed for smaller kids, according to the company. The 60-in.-by-27-in. inflatable weights 20 lbs. and includes a carrying cover and repair kit.

 

 

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