Absolute designs and manufactures high quality, innovative solutions for museums, galleries and displays throughout the world, including the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Louvre. Our range includes picture hanging systems, barriers for artwork protection and visitor guidance, and information displays.
As well as an extensive range of stock items ready for immediate despatch, we offer a bespoke service and installation to meet individual needs, also consultancy providing specialist advice and support for a wide range of exhibition requirements.
Sam Sprague and Jon Blakeney graduated from two of the UK’s leading design establishments and embarked on their independent and varied career paths in the design industry. They first met and worked together in 1991. Two years later, Absolute was born and for the first year, the business and their design ethos was developed.
The initial inspiration for the approach to products for the Absolute brand was inspired by a small Swiss watch catalogue; clean, precise and informative.
Sam and Jon’s passion for design and the belief that form does indeed follow function, is a key element in developing those simple solutions to the numerous challenges that arise. Products are continually being developed, and bespoke designs are often created specifically for a customer’s need.
The journey from that first back bedroom to the multi-national company and modern production and storage facilities of today has been a delight, rich with opportunities to work with a broad range of clients from national institutions and palaces to the smallest corner gallery and coffee house.