In its simplest terms, Pipe and Drape and an easy to assemble frame system used to define, divide, or decorate event spaces. Pipe and drape is highly popular due to its ease of use and price point, there are no tools required for set up and you can cover a lot of space affordably.
Pipe and Drape is made up of four basic components: Bases, Uprights, Drape Supports, and Drape. All of these pieces, when put together, is what’s known collectively as “Pipe and Drape.” It is the fastest and most economical way to divide, define or decorate a space. It’s ultra-versatile and configurable, easy to set up, no tools required. Traditionally it’s seen at trade shows, and conventions to create booth spaces but also used to create stage backdrops, room dividers and draping for weddings, parties, sporting and political events.
These make up the foundation of the pipe and drape system. Generally, these are made from steel and utilize a pin attachment that the Upright slides over to create that vertical height. The base size you need is determined by the height you wish to cover. The taller you go, the larger and heavier base plate you’ll need. We have the widest selection of base plates, you even have the option to pick silver or black in a huge range of sizes.
These aluminum pipes dictate the height of your pipe and drape setup. They are lightweight and available in both fixed height uprights and telescoping uprights from 3ft – 25ft. We offer an upright selection tool if you need help determining which is best for you.
Also known as crossbars, dictate the width of the space you need to cover and are the horizontal aluminum pipes that hold the drape panels. Offered in both fixed length and telescoping styles, the most popular sizes are 6ft-10ft or 7ft-12ft wide.
We manufacture our Drape Supports out of high-strength, anodized aluminum with steel hooks. Pipe and Drape is typically utilized in 10’ increments, the standard width of a trade show booth. Our most popular size is the 6’ – 10’ Drape Support. Tip: when hanging heavier drapes consider going with a longer Drape Support and using it collapsed for a double wall thickness to increase support.
Drape panels are used as dividers, backdrops, or as part of the event décor. Depending on your purpose for setting up pipe and drape there is an array of fabric you can pick from to accomplish your goal. From functional masking to high-end, luxurious fabrics, there’s an option and color to fit any need. If you need help in determining the type of drape you can learn more about our different fabrics we carry. You can also request free fabric samples so you can try before you buy.
Pipe & Drape remains the most economical and efficient way to transform a room. Whatever your needs may be, Georgia Expo is here to help! For over 35 years, Georgia Expo has been helping Trade Show Decorators, Event planners, and Audio-Visual & Production companies build and maintain their businesses with quality products. As leaders of this industry, we understand the challenges you face. So, for products or assistance building your own setups, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-433-9767!