The Bud Bar Display product line was created exclusively for the cannabis industry. A division of All Plastic Corporation, we’re an award-winning store fixture designer and manufacturer with more than 25 years of experience in the display industry. We create displays and containers for major retailers as well as small businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada with a wonderful team of multi-talented people.
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Cannabis Encasements? (What a long strange trip it's been!)
Will Smith could truly be called a renaissance man.
In a career blending art and science that has meandered down the Yellow Brick Road, tripped the plastic fantastic, and charted cutting edge kaleidoscopic seas (and trails), his eclectic voyage has led him to his current destination.
Will Smith, with his Bud Bar Displays©, designs and fabricates what may be the most spectacular display cases for dispensaries and collectives.
The journey began over 30 years ago when Smith was designing and fabricating specialty acrylic product displays and store fixtures...but soon, the acrylic work moved beyond the routine circles of everyday retail contracts.
In 1987, for the Hollywood Centennial celebration, Smith took a brief detour to Tinseltown, where he was hired to design and manufacture award-winning protective encasements to house Judy Garland's Dress from the children's classic, The Wizard of Oz. Display cases for Humphrey Bogart's trench coat from Casablanca and various costumes and props, including assorted John Wayne and Star Wars memorabilia were also part of that assignment.
Later, Smith went rockin' down the highway, as he was chosen to create the displays for 50s rocker, Buddy Holly's personal memorabilia, including his guitars, clothes and personal effects, insuring their safety for a world-wide tour.
Smith's amazing journey started in the 80's, designing store displays and fixtures for the likes of Nordstrom, Macy's, J.C. Penney and other private companies.
While operating his own display design firm he became intrigued with kaleidoscopes ...but it wasn’t child's play. Smith, as was his style, peered into the world of high-end art kaleidoscopes and focused on his own vision of groundbreaking new designs.
He imagined and created kaleidoscopic fountains and sculptures, including a series of 8-foot tall working submarine periscope sculptures with kaleidoscopic images seen through the view port, providing outrageously colorful floating spheres which mesmerized viewers of all ages. (The series currently resides in galleries and museums in Japan.)
This fascination with kaleidoscopes led to the creation of a character wearing another hat entirely. Combining his love of kaleidoscopes and perhaps inspired by his stint in the U.S. Navy (at the helm of some large vessels), Smith created Captain Kaleidoscope. As the commander of a fleet of oversized, interactive and educational kaleidoscopes, Smith takes his traveling exhibit to fairs, schools and community events all over the Western United States.
So, where do cannabis displays show up on the charts of the Smith Expedition?
After a serious accident that left his leg paralyzed, Smith visited various dispensaries and collectives and with his designer's eye, concluded that most collectives lacked an attractive and efficient way to display all the cannabis flowers, edibles and concentrates.
"I wanted to create the tools (displays) for collectives, to help them achieve a more refined look and presentation of the cannabis and to make the transaction between budtender and patient a more enjoyable and efficient experience," said Will Smith. "I've seen dispensaries and collectives with beautiful interiors, but their main focal point, the display cases, are sometimes primitive... even using "found" showcases and displays which don' t match the dispensary environment. My goal is to play a part in this emerging market by providing assorted designs of our Bud Bar Displays© equipment, so that each collective's vision for a professional appearance can be realized."
Smith's product line includes, cabinets, bud pods (with medical grade silicone gaskets and magnification lenses), bud dishes, concentrates displays, lightshow displays, humidors, edibles displays and custom displays.
Smith's Bud Bar Displays© utilizes only laboratory grade acrylic that has no chemical interaction with the cannabis used in and around their Bud Pods and many of his displays are LED lit, insuring the cannabis against heat distress. Another signature feature of the Pods are magnification lenses, which give discriminating patients a close-up look at the bud flower.
A client of Smith's, Fruitridge Health & Wellness Collective Executive
Director, Caleb Counts, had this to say. "We're very happy with our Bud Bar displays. From the fit and finish to the lighting, it's well thought out and perfectly suited for its use. People have commented that it feels like they're at a jewelry store ...they say they feel like they should be shopping for diamonds."