Local video production company, Taproot Pictures, recently chose Flatgoods for their tradeshow backdrop! We designed the backdrop to hang vertically rather than stand horizontally. We think it looks pretty darn sweet! They plan reuse this backdrop, and they hang part of the backdrop on display in their office. Way to reuse, Taproot! Check out their website. They […]
We Miss You, James.
Some of you may know this from word of mouth or Facebook, but this spring, the owner and originator of Flatgoods passed away. It was unexpected. Very unexpected. James was 38, healthy, active, and exuberant. Little did we know, his heart had some hidden problems. A heart valve failed, and he died quickly on a […]
Next Generation of Tradeshow Looks Sustainable
New company chooses Flatgoods for a fresh, sustainable tradeshow booth. The Next Generation, or NGEN for short (pronounced “engine”), is a young, family-owned company that sells auto performance chemicals. For their tradeshows, they were looking to bring a light, sunny feel to their booth–a refreshing contrast to the often dark and masculine auto brands. NGEN Marketing […]
Grand Rapids Symphony Chooses Flatgoods
Local delight, Grand Rapids Symphony, is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year. One of their celebratory events will unite the Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera, and Broadway for the LiveArts show. For an upcoming press conference about the event, Visual Communications Manager, Toni Williamson, reached out to Flatgoods for an eco-friendly backdrop with a quick turn-around […]
Cardboard Gets Caffeinated
We recently had the privilege of working with some local coffee experts at Paramount Coffee. These energetic coffee-gurus wanted to do something new and unique at some upcoming tradeshows. We designed a backdrop with custom, inset shelving for their coffee bags. We also made some cardboard furniture–a high table, and some bar-height stools. We finished […]
Flatgoods Gets Noticed!
Here at Flatgoods, we are enjoying the growing process. We launched our website about a year ago, and we’re already receiving some fun recognition online. Here are some articles that have featured our products: Grand Rapids Business Journal: Our home town of Grand Rapids, MI is giving us a shout-out for the cool stuff we’re […]
Check out this beautiful booth! With amazing artwork designed by brand strategists at Deksia, an slick new archway designed by Jackson Martin of Zoomer Display, and a display case fabricated by Brian Krueger (also of Zoomer Display) we created a visually scrumptious tradeshow booth for StaFast cycling components. That’s right, folks. Minus the acrylic case topper and some hot glue […]
Partnering With Our Community
As you have seen on our Facebook page, Flatgoods is partnering with Stocking Elementary’s Camp Fire LOOP program. This is an after-school program serving children and youth on the West Side of Grand Rapids.Camp Fire West MI. is a non-profit organization that facilitates after school programs for children and youth at 11 of the Grand […]
The Flatgoods Story
How did Flatgoods begin? The founder of Flatgoods, James, started with an interest in graphics, signage, and colorful printing. He also founder and president of a signage company, Icon Sign–that means he is a long-time expert in industrial printers and routers. Because he already had this equipment available (and had a dream to do something better for the […]
Kids’ Furniture at Flatgoods!
Kids and Flatgoods go together like PB &J. Fun craft idea Unlike your walls, Flatgoods love to be colored on! our cardboard takes paint and marker like a charm, and can foster creativity for your kids. Plus, the result is still practical, usable, and now unique to that child. Safety First You may have heard about all […]