Trends in Event Furnishings from CORT

From mid-Century design to a powerful new collection

CORT Event Furnishings, one of the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, announces the top trends in event furnishings for planning a remarkable and unforgettable event in 2015.

One of the top trends for 2015 is mid-century inspired furnishings that reference iconic designs, shapes and modernism first popularized in the 1950s and 1960s. This trend has been brought on by an atmosphere of nostalgia for recognizable contemporary cultural touchstones.

Swanson Chair

The Swanson Chair


“The simple, modern aesthetic of furnishings from this period is popular with today’s event planners and streamlined, comfortable furnishings allow attendees to focus on the purpose of the meeting or event,” said Kevin Dana, director of marketing and product development, CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings. “The minimalism of the pieces creates clutter free environments which are conducive to networking and coincides with the desire to present a straightforward approach to design in a complicated world.”

Draper collection

The Draper Collection


CORT has introduced many new collections to help event planners incorporate this trend into their designs including the Draper collection. These classic pieces can be used with any event theme to provide an instantly recognizable and iconic silhouette.

Wilshire collection

The Wilshire Collection


Reflecting the glamour of the film industry, Hollywood regency is another popular event design trend for 2015. Incorporating modern furniture and neoclassical pieces with a vintage flair, this trend is heavily influenced by the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood. Event planners can create this stylish look by using furniture that is simple and smaller in scale in conjunction with theatrical, lavish colors, fabrics and textiles. The CORT Wilshire collection harkens back to this era while creating an updated style for today’s event attendees. Combining blue velvets, gold, silver and black textured upholstery, its iconic look is available to event planners in key metropolitan areas such as New York, Las Vegas and Southern California.

Another key trend is the incorporation of technology and power into events and trade show furnishings. With an ever-growing need to stay connected, a key consideration for today’s events is how to provide attendees with a solution that allows them to easily recharge their mobile devices.

“CORT is the first event rental company to roll out a complete line of furniture available nationwide that seamlessly incorporates power,” says Jordan Carbotti from Perfect Surroundings, Intl. “As a designer, I’m constantly challenged to provide powered solutions for clients, and CORT’s new powered collection is a perfect way to get power to the people without sacrificing style.”

To meet the needs of today’s event attendees, CORT offers a collection of powered products including soft seating, chairs, tables and pedestals to the industry nationwide. The new Naples black vinyl and Roma white vinyl seating collections feature charging outlets built into the arms. These modern furnishings are designed to inspire creativity and enhance the networking experience while ensuring guests are never without power.

To learn more about CORT’s event rental collections, visit

Featured image: The La Brea Chair

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