easel is an upright tripod for displaying something, usually an artist's
canvas. However, easels are no longer a requirement only for artists.
Decorative wrought iron easels are now used for a variety of purposes. They
make a beautiful and strong display for menu boards, seating arrangements,
framed photographs, paintings, mirrors
notice boards, books, signs
galleries and museums display their special pieces using easels. They are
used in shops for drawing attention towards signs and notices. Hotels and
restaurants use easels to attractively display their menus and tempt their
customers. They are even used at homes to add depth and dimension to various
artworks. Easels, when used in offices, give a professional image to the
There are many types of easels. The conventional artist easel is
often designed to promote correct posture and comfort to provide a stable
base on which to paint. There are convertible & field easels as well as
studio easels. They can be portable, collapsible and may have many other
features to help the artists or executives perform their work with full
ease. The decorative wrought iron table top easels are widely used to
display various mementos like family photos, wedding albums, books etc. They
are mostly lightweight and can be easily transported if one needs to change
their place more often. Tripod Easels can save plenty of floor space in a
small room. Then there are taboret easels that perform a variety of roles.
These easels have shelves
storage and provide flat work space for projects involving full sheets like
that of watercolor paper.