• FormSet's Modular Walls Transform Any Space from Dull to Amazing

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     

A one-stop shop for all of your special events, FormSet is a modular wall design system created specifically for the special events industry. Started in 2014 by company president Jeff Guberman, FormSet has quickly become a household name in the industry, priding itself in offering a rental design system that gives clients the ability to easily design their own backdrops, screen surrounds, columns and archways with the free Design Your Own web-based app.

Teaming up with Quest Drape, the exclusive national distributor, FormSet has also established itself as a new solution provider in the A/V industry with clients like PSAV, who use the product for front and rear projection screen and monitor surrounds.

“At FormSet we measure our success by how well we help our clients achieve their objectives and by how far we exceeded their expectations,” explains Stan Szpilka, general manager. Between political fundraisers, product launches, corporate events and galas, it’s hard to pick just one to name “most memorable,” however a sponsorship with the ISES New Jersey North and NACE NJ Chapters in December 2015—where the working scenic fabrication shop was temporarily transformed into a glamorous event space—is up there for Szpilka.

About the Cocktail: Two European beneficiaries of the spice trade are referenced in a split base of gin and rhum agricole; with Greek yogurt, coconut water and makrut lime leaf adding creamy echoes of an Indian lassi.

Pouring Ribbons, a second-story bar in New York City’s East Village, can accommodate groups of 30-40 people; the entire bar can hold 100.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tanqueray gin
—.5 oz. JM Rhum Agricole 100 Proof
—1 oz. coconut water syrup
—.5 oz. lime juice
—1 tsp. Greek yogurt
—1 makrut lime leaf

 

Atop the new Pod Brooklyn is RFTP, a bar and lounge with views of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood and the Manhattan skyline. Much like the Pod Hotels brand, RFTP is modern, minimal and cool. With a zinc bar and cushioned wooden “banquettes,” the space can host private events for up to 200 guests.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
—lemonade
—cucumber
—mint leaves
—soda water

 

INGREDIENTS:
• 1.5 oz Plantation 3 Stars rum
• .5 oz Aperol
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• .5 oz lemon juice
• .5 oz Orgeat
• 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

DIRECTIONS:
Shake and double strain into your favorite Tiki mug and add ice.

 

Courtesy of Bar Marco, Pittsburgh