Art that tells a story.

Art in hospitality should create a personality for the project and communicate an engaging story. A unique visual experience sets a hotel apart, conjures up powerful memories and fortifies the brand. The net result - guests become engaged and loyalty is developed. Art can and should impact the bottom line.

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Hotel Eastlund Lobby Studio Art Direct Art Consultants

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Hotel Eastlund

Hotel Eastlund, Portland, Oregon. The lobby has a powerful punch with Bridget Bardot floating on glass panels. She sets the tone for the hotel - beautiful, but a bit naughty. Studio art Direct worked closely with owners and Holst Architecture to create an art program that was sophisticated but affordable. The allure of the human form was the overall theme. International artists were licensed or commissioned to create images, while Studio Art Direct provided all production management with various fabricators and produced the volume art for the guest rooms in-house.

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  • Theming & Story telling development

  • Experiential Design

  • Immersive Design

  • Environmental Graphic Design

  • Branded Environment Design

  • Art Design

  • Illustration and to-scale renderings and elevations of concepts

  • Design coordination with owner, architect, interiors, FF&E and G.C.

  • Estimating and budgeting

  • Lobby and Public area custom installation art

  • Art in architecture

  • Volume art production for guestrooms

  • Artful wayfinding

  • Final documentation including certificates of authenticity, catalog, and insurance valuations

  • Regional art sourcing

  • Manage Calls to Artists for submissions

  • Art licensing and commissions

  • Pre-press services

  • Custom fabrication: Digital, original paintings, sculpture, reproductions, custom art wallpaper, glass, wood, acrylic, sculpture, sustainable

  • Custom art products

  • Construction Documents

  • Title plaques

  • Coordinate collection logistics

  • Develop delivery schedule and coordinate installation with G.C./property team

  • Framing

  • Installation

  • Assist with publicity


  • Holst Architecture

  • Ankrom Moisan

  • GBD Architects

  • Staicoff Design

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  • Hotel Eastlund

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  • Langdon Farms Golf Club.

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