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The Best of Halloween 2012!

Here is a collection of some of our Halloween transformations…the Haunted Circus and the Mad Scientist’s Lab are particularly ominous! Thanks to the Detroit Zoo, Motor City Casino, ePrize, MGM Grand Detroit, Office Furniture Solutions and the Detroit Opera House for allowing us the honors.
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Carhartt “Skillshare” at Detroit Mercantile Co.

Always thrilled to be part of Detroit’s exciting revitalization!  The ever-cool Detroit Mercantile Co. in Eastern Market hosted a Carhartt “skillshare” event. Display Group provided lighting, plasma monitors, staging, tables, stools and rear projection for fascinating hands-on workshops offered to the public such as: Painting Large Scale Murals, Building with Reclaimed Wood, and Planting a Woodlot.  […]
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Display Group + MIT = An intelligent combination!

Display Group recently put its thinking cap forward to help MIT Media for their event at Flat 151 for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This think tank for local intellectuals was guided with the smart and stylish looking white loft & sectional furniture for presentation seating, while white plexi communal tables with bench stools, audiovisual […]
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Cattlebaron’s Ball 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Mooooo! Our life-size cow cutouts were at the American Cancer Society’s Cattlebaron’s ball…were you? Western flair filled the air as we re-created the wild west with rustic facades, split rail fencing and even Mr. Ed, our six foot tall, 3D horse made another appearance this fall – he’s quite the party animal! We also created […]
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Display Group helps the River Shimmer!

Earth, Fire, Water and Air – the four essential elements! And also the theme of Shimmer on the River, a fantastic event raising money for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to bring public access to the Detroit River. We brought all of our “essential elements” to the Roostertail to embody these symbols.  The glittering Detroit River […]
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Welcome to the USA! – SAIC USA

Display Group was contracted by China Kingway; a Shanghai based Meeting & Event company, to open first office of SAIC USA. The June 12th Birmingham event featured a red carpet entrance with custom vinyl branding on the windows.  Dignitaries included Governor Rick Snyder, who not only attended the event, but also made a presentation.  Display […]
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A Crafty Way to Rent Space: Carhartt Video Shoot at Display Group

Not only does Display Group offer event rentals including props, event rental furniture, event backdrops, and trade show booths…we also rent “space” for photo shoots and meetings!  This month Carhartt rented some of our loft space for a video shoot. They will use the footage to  roll out some of their new products on their […]
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Styling it up for Art Van!

Stepping out Hollywood-style: Glamour prevails in front of the Art Van backdrop (called a step-and-repeat banner) for the Art of Style event. It was created by Display Group on our huge new 8′ printer Your party can easily have this photo-op with your own step-and-repeat logo! Just add a red carpet and some stanchions and […]
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Soaking Up the Notes: Detroit Jazz Fest 2012

If it’s Labor Day and it’s Detroit that means one thing: Jazzfest!  Hart Plaza and Campus Martius were jamming. Over a beautiful, warm weekend Display Group created mini-lounges using our large inventory of outdoor furniture, mahogany tables, and bars – with pops of color using our new fuschia and orange pillows and market umbrellas – […]
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Display Group adds 4 people to prop biz in Corktown

Rick Portwood, owner of Display Group, was recent interviewed by Model D Media in the article Display Group adds 4 people to prop biz in Corktown Portwood now owns Display Group, a set design and prop business he runs from a century-old industrial building turned chic loft office space overlooking Fort Street in Corktown. The […]
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