Art

12 May Elevator lobby art – don’t make a wasteland out of your first impression

Elevator Lobby Art 1Building owners and leasing agents — your lobby is your interactive business card. It’s the first thing that people see and it sets the tone of your location and “brand.”  What kind of tenants do you want to attract? When potential residents of both the business and residential kind visit your building they are going to consider how their guests and clients will respond to the first impression they have. Is it hip and fresh? Does it inspire? Does it speak youthful creativity or sophisticated elegance? Is it cutting edge or old school northwest?

No matter what your answer, neglecting to invest in the right “vibe” for your elevator lobby can send the wrong message to potential tenants and result in lower occupancy.

Here are some ideas for different spaces:

Elevator Lobby Art 2Corporate office buildings: Tailor your lobby and elevator bays to the type of tenants you want to attract. For example, use geometric and abstract art for technology tenants.

Medical and mental healthcare offices: Floral or fine art works best to create a soothing and calm environment.

Boutique hotels: Focus on local art or artists in travel-oriented theme.

Historic to residential conversions: Archival photographs representative of the building or neighborhood.

Keep in mind that different age demographics are inclined to different imagery. Younger tenants may be more drawn to edgy and contemporary art. Yet, in the case of empty nesters who are choosing a modern high-rise condominium, the edgier art works just as well to meet their aspirations to regain some youth.

An art consultant can help you to choose the correct art, and the framing style, for your space and make sure that it coordinates with the existing interior elements, including strong carpet patterns or other surface textures.

Don’t forget, your art adds to the perceived value of your building and supports your brand and leasing efforts. Stand out from your competitors and fill those spaces with prosperous tenants!

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04 May Commissioning art for your space – it’s more affordable (and easy!) than you think

You want something on your walls to draw young hip clients to your space. Your target market is pretty discerning, and they don’t want to look at just any old impressionist.

This abstract work is by Tim Lundholm, commissioned a Commercial Real Estate group to draw tenants to their newly renovated suburban space. After visiting the space Tim felt inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian.

This abstract work is by Tim Lundholm, commissioned a Commercial Real Estate group to draw tenants to their newly renovated suburban space. After visiting the space Tim felt inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian.

Have you considered commissioning art unique to your space and objectives? It’s easier, and more affordable, than you might think. Don’t know any artists? Aren’t sure how to get started? A professional art consultant will help you connect the dots between your blank wall, your potential client or audience, and the artist that can capture your vision.

Often, the process turns out to be less expensive then buying something from a gallery – both for residential and commercial spaces – and the end result is tailored just to you. Your consultant will identify artists to review, manage the process, budget and timeline and the final installation.

The step-by-step process looks something like this:

  1. These black and white photographs are by local photographer, Bob Eddings. The collages were created for  the Multnomah Group,  headquartered is in Portland. The photos were printed as one file to a single canvas and frame in a minimal clean float frame.

    These black and white photographs are by local photographer, Bob Eddings. The collages were created for the Multnomah Group, headquartered is in Portland. The photos were printed as one file to a single canvas and frame in a minimal clean float frame.

    Concept collaboration: Your art consultant will meet with you to define your target audience and objectives. Your consultant can work from an existing space or from blueprints or with your designer to identify style and potential artists. Studio meetings can be set up between you and local artists to make the best match.

  2. Budget development: Your consultant can help you to develop an appropriate budget for the scope of your project and match you with artists who can create a work that meets your style and budget considerations.
  3. Project management: Once you have identified an artist, your consultant will manage your timeline and act as an intermediary between you and the artist so as the work develops it is moving in the direction of your expectations and vision.
  4. Art installation: Your consultant will procure your finished artwork and mount or frame it in the appropriate style. Finally, your consultant will oversee the placement of your art with a team of professional installers.
Commissioning Bob Eddings again, the Urban Renaissance Group updated their walls inside Morgan Building lobby local photography. Photos were toned to match the interior color and mounted in the existing wall panels as a “frame.”

Commissioning Bob Eddings again, the Urban Renaissance Group updated their walls inside the Morgan Building lobby with local photography. Photos were toned to match the interior color and mounted in the existing wall panels as a “frame.”

Pero Design has spent years developing relationships with local Northwest Artists. We have a portfolio readily available to view artists we represent, or we can identify a new local artist to meet your needs.

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27 Jan Art for Calming Spaces and Calming Patients

The patient experience begins when they walk in your office door. Art chosen to suit and brighten your reception area will provide attractive and calming spaces for patients to relax and gather their thoughts before their health care visit.

The patient experience begins when they walk in your office door. Art chosen to suit and brighten your reception area will provide attractive and calming spaces for patients to relax and gather their thoughts before their health care visit.

Jonathan Nourok’s photographs of flowers and leaves are filled with bold colors and evocative shapes that are both familiar and wondrous. His images provide space for the eyes and mind to wander. Whether the appointment is routine or emergent, Jonathan Nourok’s close up floral-scapes will transform your reception or patient rooms into cheerful and calming spaces.

Jonathan Nourok’s photographs of flowers and leaves are filled with bold colors and evocative shapes that are both familiar and wondrous. His images provide space for the eyes and mind to wander. Whether the appointment is routine or emergent, Jonathan Nourok’s close up floral-scapes will transform your reception or patient rooms into cheerful and calming spaces.

Whatever the color story or visual style that best suits your practice, the artist can accommodate. Prioritize your patient experience with detailed and dynamite artwork from one of the West Coast’s best!

Whatever the color story or visual style that best suits your practice, the artist can accommodate. Prioritize your patient experience with detailed and dynamite artwork from one of the West Coast’s best!

Poppy Flax Triptych

Poppy Flax Triptych

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03 Dec Photographs by a local photographer welcomes patients

Allan Leahy is a local photographer, and this dental clinic has his work throughout.   We start here in the lobby.  The printer we used for this piece did  a salon mount on the back side of acrylic with stainless stand offs.  The stand offs were chosen as it worked really well with the finishes the client and designer selected.

In the surgery center,  which was not complete when we took these photos,  we presented the photos on acrylic without a frame.   The cleat we installed them with raised them off the wall about 1/2″. The pieces are secure on the wall,  and create a window like feel.

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17 Nov Ready, Set, Play! It’s season 2014/15

This is always a fun update.   The photos are taken on media day by the Trailblazers great marketing team, selected and we then print them.   After we have the prints,   we finish them by mounting on 3/4″ bamboo with Portland’s eco-consious display company, Plywerk.

They layout is not easy.  It’s a puzzle without a guide,  so we move them around quite a bit till it just works.  It is a lot of fun when the puzzle is solved.

In addition to new players,  Pyramid’s Tap Room at Schonely’s Place inside the Moda Center got a fresh coat of paint and some more photos.  We took the old pieces off the wall and after it was ready we did a new layout for the photos, added a more and installed,  just in time for the WINNING season opener.

The Jersey case was done a couple years ago,  but the light was on it just right,  so had to show you.   This is a display case for 3 retro jerseys.   We wanted them to float in different layers so we worked with bars and cables from Arakawa to make this work.

 

 

There is a refreshing update every year

There is a refreshing update every year

The walls have been repainted, and we a=rearranged the artwork on the Tap Room at Moda Center, just in time for the winning first game!

There isn’t a space in the Tap Room that doesn’t scream Rip City.

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