Top 3 Portable/ Modular Projects of 2019

1. DS&L

Interested in battery powered lighting in a trade show booth? How about lighting that doesn’t require charging for the entirety of the show? If you answered yes, then read more about this show stopping 10′ x 20′ MultiQuad® booth that we completed in 2019.


2. Cerro Wire

Hybrid designs are the new normal in trade show exhibits. Cerro Wire creatively features 2 of our best selling products, MultiQuad® and ExpoLight™, to showcase their diverse products and services.


3. International Code Council

This towering 20′ x 50′ exhibit, created for International Code Council features bold messaging that broadcast across the trade show floor. Using MultiQuad®, the exhibit showcases the modular design flexibility of the structure while creating an inviting environment for attendees.

3 Ways to Display Product at a Trade Show

 1. Showcases

Heavy, complicated displays and customized vitrines could be a thing of the past with easy to assemble, portable showcases like these. MultiQuad® has a simple, portable solution for displaying items.  Whether it’s pens, koozies, manikins or safety gear as used by RPB Safety, MultiQuad® has you covered.

Product Showcase


2. Shelving

Set up a  versatile, fabric backwall at any trade show, marketing event or retail sale in minutes.  Include these simple waterfall shelves for easy display.

shelf for fabric wall


3. Pegboard

This versatile accessory offers plenty of  merchandising options to show products within plain view and easy reach of your target audience.  This merchandiser’s sweetheart has just about every option available for merchandising your product.  Customized pegboard, slat wall, shelves, and showcases.  What’s not to like?

Peg Hook



Set up a quick phone call with a trade show specialist to see which solution is right for you.




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Top 3 Portable /Modular Displays of 2018

  1. Cerro Wire 

    According to the Business Development Manager at Cerro Wire, “We crushed it (at the show).  Thank you for setting us up for success.”  That powerful testimony catapults this clean displays to our top list of portable displays for the year.  Read More  

  2. SWARCO 


    16′ high towers in a modular display?   Yes, you can.  It’s super-light, too.  We’ll be honest, we love fabric, too…but what do  you do if you have items to store and display on the show floor?  This towering MultiQuad® could be your answer.  Read More  


    Excuse us, if we’re tooting our own horn here.  But this inline MultiQuad® has it all.  If you’re merchandising product on the show floor, this portable/modular workhorse is for you.  Slatwall, pegboard, shelving…  Read More  

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An American Treasure

In life, Bob Hope personified the American dream, coming to America through Ellis Island in 1908, the place where his journey to success began.

Since 2011, fans and enthusiasts across the world have had the opportunity to experience the Bob Hope, An American Treasure, traveling exhibition. The exhibit tells the story of Bob Hope’s achievements in entertainment, his passion for golf, relationships with the military, and his friendships with a number of U.S. presidents. Using multimedia elements and captivating storytelling—including artifacts, films, photographs, and some of Hope’s most treasured memorabilia— the exhibit highlights the story of Hope’s unique place in the history of World War II and beyond, and the contributions he made that still echos more than 70 years later.

After nearly 7 years touring the world, the exhibit has finally arrived at its last stop. Ellis Island holds special significance to Bob Hope’s life, so its only fitting that the final stop be there, where Hope’s life in America began. The exhibit attended the 2016 London Olympics, been on the Queen Mary and has been featured in the WWII museum.

This traveling exhibit has certainly seen a few miles and has been installed in some pretty tricky places, and the boughs of  the main building on Ellis Island built in 1892 proved to provide interesting challenges as well.   Bob HopeThe traveling exhibition will be displayed through September 3, 2018.  More information here.

Method-1 Interiors has been honored to be a part of this project from its initiation in 2011 to the final stop of the tour in 2018.  Thanks for the memories, Hope Family and the World Golf Hall of Fame.


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Stewart’s Colorful Surprise

Jordan Morrow Knox


Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you were colorblind? I have, and in every instance I’ve imagined myself missing out on one of the biggest pleasures I have in life–creating with color. It’s my passion, it’s my career, it’s integrated in almost every part of my life. It wasn’t until my, now husband, made me come to realize what I thought would be an almost impossible feat is indeed possible. Stewart Knox is a color blind designer. Most people’s first response is usually, 

“You’re a color blind designer, WHAT?!?”  I have to admit, that’s exactly what I thought, too!

In first grade, after coloring a picture of his mother, Stewart  took the drawing to his teacher to explain he had made a  mistake. He told her that the earrings on his mom’s portrait were crooked. The teacher realized that Stewart didn’t recognize that he had colored his mother’s face bright green. Shortly after that, Stewart was diagnosed as being colorblind.

Over time Stewart has developed his own methods for figuring out color. Reading crayon wrappers, associating colors with real-life objects, and even using eye droppers to measure precise colors all have helped him identify the colors that he sees.   It’s what worked for him, and how he got through one of the top industrial design schools in the country. 

A little background:  Stewart and I are both designers.  He’s an industrial designer, therefore working with structure, concepts, functionality and user experience.  I’m a graphic designer, utilizing visual concepts to inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. We work at the same company, and recently got married.  ExpoDisplays is a part of how our story began.  So when the idea arose to purchase Enchroma glasses for Stewart, I thought it would be fun (and extra special) to involve our co-workers and friends. We all have been witness to Stewart’s  color deficiency, and they were excited to be a part of it! I set the date for the fundraising goal to be met 3 months out and within 10 days we had collected all the money we needed to order his glasses. “Overwhelmed” would be an understatement.

Seeing as the majority of the funds were raised from coworkers and family, we decided to have the big reveal at ExpoDisplays. Family, friends, and employees were all present to witness the big moment.  

When Stewart came to his surprise party, the look on his face was that of mild terror. It was priceless. He opened the box containing his gift, and the emotions that followed can be seen in the video. Excitement, anticipation, and nervousness were written all over his face. We walked outside to see if he indeed could see the colors of this beautiful world, and that’s the moment I could see, that his had life changed. It’s not only that he was going to be able to see colors never before witnessed, but he was getting to experience colors for the first time in his 36 years of life.

He explained that it was a little overwhelming when he first put the glasses on. When we asked what he saw, he had to take a second for his eyes to adjust and to gather his thoughts. He explains it as all the colors he once saw were now saturated so deeply that he was able to make out new colors he had never seen before. How do you explain the way you see color without trying to reference colors? Just try it. It’s hard!

The biggest thing he notices when he wears his glasses? Grass, bushes, and trees. “That’s green! That’s really green!” It has been almost 4 months since he got the Enchroma glasses, and  it is still the variations among a cluster of foliage that he constantly mentions.

It is easy to take color for granted; after all, it is how we see the world every day. To someone who has never been able to see color correctly, it’s the subtle variations in skintone, the ability to distinguish dead grass from a yard, and the vividness of ordinary street signs that are remarkable to him. Stewart is now able to see the world as it really is and has been given a new, colorful perspective on life.

See the video of Stewart’s surprise here!



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Top 3 Portable /Modular Displays of 2017

So many exhibits, so little time.  After having a look through our 2017 portfolio of portable and modular displays, we see the evidence that there’s still nothing like MultiQuad® in the market. Good news there as we approach the 10th Anniversary of MultiQuad®. 

So here are the top 3 MultiQuads® displays that we created for our customers in 2017.

1. Franke Foods

Franke Food Exhibit

What’s to like?

  • Well, it is full of coffee pots, there’s that
  • Custom items are added like the storage closet
  • Addition of a fabric header

View Franke here

  • 2. RPB Safety

    Portable Display

    What’s to like?

    • This entire 20′ x 20′ display fit in 2 crates
    • Showcases galore
    • Did we mention this exhibit broke down into only 2 crates?

    View RPB here

    3. Tomz Corporation

    What’s to like?

    • Interactive media table.  Check it out here
    • Custom curved feature
    • Included product showcases and media monitor

View Tomz here


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Jay Burkette receives industry award

Industry veteran receives prestigious industry award


CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA — Dec. 5,  2017–  Jay Burkette was given the 2017  Ambassador Award at EDPA Access 2017.   Jay Burkette  is the Vice President of ExpoDisplays and has over 30 years of trade show experience.  He was honored for his contributions at the Annual Dinner on December 1 in a ceremony in Carlsbad, California.   Each year, five different awards are given to recognize amazing work in the industry.  The Ambassador Award acknowledges an EDPA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the organization and the industry.



Jay Burkette said of the honor,  “I am not often at a loss for words, but at the recent bestowing of  EDPA’s 2017 Ambassador Award,  “I was totally caught off guard. To be recognized in this manner by your EDPA peers is an honor that I will not soon forget.”  Jay resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife Suzie of 38 years.  They have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.  Jay is also an accomplished stained / fused glass artisan and regularly donates art for the annual EDPA Foundation silent auction, which provides grants, scholarships and financial support to those within the trade show industry.


About EDPA

Founded in 1954,  The Experiential Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) is recognized internationally and serves thousands of professional members representing more than 300 corporations across 18 countries.

About ExpoDisplays

Since 1970, ExpoDisplays has been serving the trade show industry as an American Manufacturer. ExpoDisplays is a World-Class exhibit house in Birmingham, Alabama with a 47 year track record of creating extraordinary exhibits. ExpoDisplays is the manufacturer of the MultiQuad® exhibit system.


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LEVEL Interactive 3D Model


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3 Easy Kits

Procrastination?  Last minute show?  Emergency?  We’ve all been there.  We’ve chosen a few of our favorite fail-safe kits to keep up your sleeve just for the occasion.  Because a quick decision still needs to be a smart one.


MultiQuad® 1060HD View Kit

  • Perfect for a 10’x10′
  • Podium
  • Monitor
  • Shelf


Evolution® 9′ Flat Wall  View Pop-Up

  • Pop Up
  • Clean, simple background
  • QuickSet™ Light system
  • Easy set up




ExpoLight™ Light boxes  View 

Whether massing a few of the same size, one of each size or using them as stand alone pieces, our back lit boxes are a simple but bright solution for the show floor.




Does it get any more simple than that?