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Stand Tough™ Hand Sanitizer Stands

June 1st, 2020 COMMENTS

All Stand Tough Hand Sanitizer Stands are built tough for the most demanding office, warehouse, and retail environments. They’re constructed with durable powder-coated or anodized aluminum posts, steel base plates, and stainless steel mounting plates. Graphic branding options include. headers and wings. Assembly takes only minutes.

The stands are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and are Made in the USA.

Stand Tough Hand Sanitizing Solutions

Post-COVID Modular Office Designs with Personal Protection Barriers

May 18th, 2020 COMMENTS

In this video, Kevin Carty from Classic Exhibits discusses the challenges companies are facing as they plan for employees returning to their offices in a post-COVID world. See for more information.

Topics Include:

#1. How to create safe social distancing spaces especially in modern open offices and traditional cubicles.

#2. How to maintain hygienic or sanitary conditions in those offices.

#3. How to create an office space that’s attractive, functional, and modular.

#4. How Classic is designing its offices using Gravitee and ClassicMODUL systems and the new PlaceLyft product line.

Post-COVID Modular Office Designs with Personal Protection Barriers
Post-COVID Modular Office Designs with Personal Protection Barriers
Post-COVID Modular Office Designs with Personal Protection Barriers
Post-COVID Modular Office Designs with Personal Protection Barriers

Symphony Portable Elegance | The NO Compromises Portable Display

March 30th, 2020 COMMENTS

For too long, Portable Trade Show Displays have sacrificed elegant design for visual simplicity. Not anymore.

Introducing Symphony, the first portable/modular display to blend easy tool-less assembly with elegant design and clever accessories. With Symphony, there are no compromises. Simply a beautiful upscale display at a price that’s thousands less than most custom modular exhibits.

In this casual video, we walk you through all the features and benefits of the Symphony Portable Display line, including assembly, accessories, and options.

US and International Patent Pending

See All 51 Symphony Portable Designs:

EuroShop 2020 Design Trends by Katina Rigall Zipay

March 10th, 2020 COMMENTS
EuroShop 2020 Trends by Katina Rigall Zipay

Held every three years, EuroShop is like a candy store for designers. While many of the trends on display at EuroShop 2020 were not new, they were reinvented in fresh ways. Also worth revisiting are the ways in which technology has become more sophisticated, incorporating movement and advanced LED lighting techniques into almost every exhibit.

Our Instagram contains many more examples and video’s of these trends: @classic_exhibits


  • Short-throw projectors, touchscreens, 3-d Holograms
  • Video walls both flat and curved and on every surface from ceiling/floor/wall/ hanging structures
  • Programmable LED lights both as simple accents and behind lightbox graphics or on a raised floor
  • Motion detecting interactive cameras tied to projectors/touchscreens/video walls
  • Physical objects controlled by magnets or gravity, robotics
  • Smart glass that has an image or mirror finish and can fade to transparent
  • Polarized glass that we had to look through to interact with content
  • VR interactive, AR interactive, mechanical movement like gears rotating. 
  • Programmed LED panels were mesmerizing, continuously changing patterns with quite long programs. It was hard to stay long enough in one space to see the entire program of movement.


  • Mirror-finish as an accent or to cover a wall and make the space feel twice as big
  • Felt as an interesting shape texture and acoustic material
  • Velvet, crocodile, unfinished wood, and pressboard with wash of color that still reveals the texture
  • Marble, sheer fabric, high gloss paint, clear acrylic, draped fabric
  • Chains, corrugated plastic and cardboard — cardboard was even used as a structural material in numerous places
  • Metal mesh, brick and wood were very prevalent textures sometimes printed on a flat surface and sometimes fully 3D
  • Colored string stretched between surfaces to create a pattern and hanging fringe
  • Almost all metal structures were covered in some way


  • Peaked roof frame – sometimes a simple 2D frame, sometimes built out as a 3D structure
  • Elongated roman arches – tall and elegant with a perfect half-round curve at the top
  • Semiprivate meeting spaces
  • See-through barriers around the edge of an exhibit space
  • Cubes/boxes/squares, circles/spheres
  • Slats most often unfinished wood, vertical, straight, of the same width and at even intervals, but we saw them tweaked in numerous ways to make many unique and custom applications

Colors/Color Combos and Patterns

  • Black and White
  • Either Black or White or both with a Bold Accent Color
  • Either Black or White or both with a Natural Wood Accent
  • An all-white booth might consist of glossy white finish, flat white finish, white washed wood, white LED light accents. Solid shapes and relief patterns out of white materials. White fringe shielding the conference area. Clear acrylic furniture – lots of textures, but all in the same color story
  • Tropical print – palm leaves and flowers
  • 80’s inspired neon or brightly colored pop-art patterns


  • Throwback Neon signs (accomplished through LED technology)
  • Edison bulbs of all shapes and sizes
  • Programmable LED Lights as edge light lightboxes
  • Programmable LED tile floors
  • Pendant lights
  • LED lights are used more strategically in the edge-light capacity and are often dimmed down so they really enhance the structure of the design rather than blind us with their power


  • Greenwalls with different heights and textures of foliage
  • Hanging plants
  • “Tufts” inset, spotted on every surface from ceiling to floor, even light fixtures

Organic Design Elements

  • Faces, hands, and animals were used as very effective shapes in the exhibit designs at EuroShop
  • Booths made completely of organic cut curved slats felt like intricate caves

Introducing Symphony, The First Elegant Portable Display

March 2nd, 2020 COMMENTS
Symphony Elegant Portable Displays

Introducing Symphony, the first portable display to blend easy tool-less assembly with elegant design and clever accessories. With Symphony, there are no compromises. Simply a beautiful upscale display at a price that’s thousands less than most custom modular exhibits.

Personalize Symphony with attractive counters, workstations, floating graphics, tablet, and monitor mounts. Additional options include wireless/wired charging pads, locking storage, brochure holders, and LED lighting.

The lightweight aluminum frames are engineered for SEG dye-sublimated fabric graphics for a seamless, professional look.

See Symphony in Exhibit Design Search in the 10 ft. and 20 ft. Portable Galleries.

Download the Component Price List, Summary Sheet, and Accessories Guide.

Symphony Portable Hybrid Displays

Visit us at EXHIBITORLIVE 2020 in booth #242 and #220.