Author: Cris Sweeny
Published: 07/22/2022

Come Fly with FrameWorks (Let’s Fly, Fly Away!)

That’s right, we did an airport hotel project we teased on our Instagram account (follow us @frameworksmiami!). And we have all the travel vibes this summer!
Long-time FrameWorks client Jackie Arena Interiors (JAI) reached out to us with a challenge. Of course, we said “yes” immediately. And then we paused to hear more about the project. At FrameWorks, we want our clients to look fantastic in front of their clients. In this case, JAI’s client was a second-generation hotel owner whose taste and style were very different from his father’s. Whereas his father preferred painted murals, his son envisioned a more modern, sleek, and sophisticated aesthetic. The space he wanted to tackle next? A multi-story alcove in the lobby of the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Airport South. The kicker? The alcove was only 6” deep.
JAI excels at vision and came to us with renderings but their team wasn’t quite sure how to execute or if it was even possible to bring the design to life. Our team is stellar at transforming an idea or challenge into a feasible solution. And that is precisely what we did! We went to the drawing board and brainstormed materials, finishes, lighting and more. Our team, led by Claire and Myron, designed 3 options incorporating both wood and lighting at 3 price points. We delivered the art package in a presentation-ready format for JAI to present to the hotelier. An option was selected and we went back to work refining the design to his liking, always up for a challenge.
The result? A fully custom alcove-inlaid sculpture for guests to enjoy on the way through our great city of Miami! We manufactured all the slats in-house- cutting, sanding and finishing each piece by hand. The slats were laid in such a way to capture waves of shadows with the hidden LED lighting elements. We also created a custom modular hanging system and trouble-shooted the installation in our own workroom! Take a look at our process shots and the final work of art.
Everyone Likes A Good Before Photo
Work in Progress in the Workroom
Installation Day at the Hotel
The New, Guest-friendly Focal Point