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The Effects of Color on Design

by Ashley Mazellan
Throughout the design process of our most recent line of retail fixtures, I was approached numerous times with questions pertaining to color; what color should the pieces be, the flooring, the walls? Choosing the wrong color for any of these elements held the potential to throw off the atmosphere we were working so hard to create.
Since color has the incredible ability of evoking an emotional response in most people, it plays a huge role in either making or breaking a design. A well thought through color palette can do wonders for mediocre design, while a poor choice of colors can put a damper on even the greatest of designs.
Let’s take a look at the feelings colors are able to stir within us, as well as a few great applications of color throughout the design world...

Red Light Special Incentive

by Marc Dunker

Advanced Cabinet Systems has implemented an incentive to promote increased productivity and boost worker's morale.

ACS Technical Advantage

by Marc Dunker

This vlog decribes ACS's utilization of technology and automation in the manufacturing process.

Organize Your Plastic Laminate Workspace

Author: Marc Dunker

Organizing your workspace is essential to time management and overall productivity. The methods below will work for your space whether you have a commercial casework workspace, retail cashwrap, retail kiosk, or point of sale counter.

Options Of Edging

Author: Cindy Heigl

Edging is the material used to cover raw edges on... yep, you guessed it- the edge of laminated panels. For example see the images below:

Retail Security Upgrades

Author: Cindy Heigl

When you think of product security is this what comes to mind?

Lets hope not! There are several innovative security options available and several companies that provide them. It could be because I work for a retail fixture company... but I find these products interesting, and some of their capabilities are just pretty awesome. I wouldn't feel right if I didn't share a little about them on this blog.

A Little Info On How We Do Solid Surface...

Author: Cindy Heigl

At Advanced Cabinet Systems we manufacture commercial cabinets, custom milwork, and retail fixtures- all of which require counter tops. Today I'm going to discuss a popular counter top material- solid surface. Corian is the most common brand of solid surface manufactured by DuPont.

Solid surface is a higher end product than laminate and a more cost effective option than...

ICSC Indiana Idea Exchange

Author: Cindy Heigl

Last week I attended the ICSC Indiana idea exchange in Indianapolis. I went with a project manager from our general contractor parent company and we both found it to be a worthwhile event. Here are a few highlights...


Author: Cindy Heigl

Here goes my first post...

Since I work in the retail design/fixture/furniture/construction industry, I am excited to start this blog project. I guess we will see where it goes.