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products trends custom art By Alissa Ponchione JOINT EFFORT Collaborations that make the grade Project: Amara Cay Resort, Islamorada, Florida Design Firm: EoA, Coral Gables, Florida Art Consultant: DAC Art Consulting Installation: An oversized backlit "Square Grouper" art piece above the bar The installation "pokes fun at the infamous Florida Keys' drug trafficking reputation in the 1980s, when bales of marijuana were called 'square groupers,'" says Cheryl Heisterberg, senior vice president at DAC. "When fishermen heard planes overhead, they all ran for their boats to haul in the fresh catch." The wall piece, printed on resin and illuminated with architectural lighting, creates "a memorable moment for hotel and bar guests," says Heisterberg. Adds EoA president Malcolm Berg: "It was important to us to have artwork that spoke at a subliminal level, which had meaning beyond the obvious and expected. We wanted artwork that made children wonder and grownups smile." Photo by MORIS MORENO PHOTOGRAPHY Project: The Cape, a Thompson Hotel Design Firm: Arquitectura de Interiores, Guadalajara, Mexico; in collaboration with Commune Hotels + Resorts' design team Art Consultant: nAscent Art New York Installations: Pieces that embody Mexican culture, surf vibes, and the geographical locale After tapping into its network of 50,000 artists, Jennifer Wallace, co-founder and director of art for nAscent, handpicked works from Mexico-based surf photographer Ed Fladung; Mexican-born, Barcelona-based contemporary painter Diego Berjon; and Mexico City- and New York-based sculptural artist Karian Amaya, among others. Mexican galleries, including Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, helped "form a cohesive collection for the property," says Wallace. The overall look: Southern California surfers juxtaposed with pictures of Mexican peasants in their daily life, "fusing both lifestyles in a beautiful and respectful balance," says Joao Jorge Lueiro Calzada, Arquitectura de Interiores' conceptual director. The pieces "transmit both the contemporary vision and Mexican cultural heritage," he adds. Photo by THOMAS HART SHELBY May 2016 195

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - May 2016

Hospitality Design - May 2016
Online TOC
From the Editor
People: HD Summit
People: CitySCENE Atlanta
Business Sense: Mergers
Sustainable Studio: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Inspiration: Zaha Hadid Superyachts
Trends: Airport Lounges
Trends: Extended Stays
Places: Austin
Places: London
Interview: Brad Wilson
Interview: Chip Conley
Interview: Alan Faena
Interview: Neil Jacobs
Interview: Pacifica Hotels
5 Questions for Dan Flannery
Profile: Thom Filicia
Trends Custom Art
ICFF Preview
HD Expo Preview
From the Show Director
Conference Highlights
Show Highlights
Places: Las Vegas
Special Feature: Los Angeles
The Camby Hotel + Axiom Hotel
Seamarq Hotel
The Charmant Hotel
Soho Farmhouse
Generator Amsterdam
Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Rivertown Lodge
Casa Bonay
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Les Bains
Talde Miami Beach
Ad Index
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Hospitality Design - May 2016