What do you get when you combine a boutique hotel and custom hotel gallery art printing? FOUND:RE Phoenix.
Already on the radar of some big travel magazines such as National Geographic Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, and most recently the March 2017 issue of American Way Magazine (page 34), a stop at FOUND:RE is truly a unique experience. The modern, industrial-style boutique hotel opened in October of 2016 in downtown Phoenix, creating a unique, artistic environment for travelers and locals alike.
Located right off Roosevelt Row, a popular area for the First Friday Artwalk, the hotel and connected gallery fit right in with their surroundings. An open floor plan connects the hotel lobby to its bar and restaurant, MATCH Cuisine & Cocktails, and the walls are covered in an array of art. But this isn’t your typical hotel art and decor. Inspired by Phoenix’s diverse art and culture, each detail of this hotel was designed and produced by locals.
ArtisanHD was pleased to be selected as the hotel’s printer, and our custom hotel art gallery printing adds an extra layer of creativity to the hotel’s decor.
A Tour of FOUND:RE with Cultural Curator Michael Oleskow
ArtisanHD’s Mike Goldner and I were lucky enough to take a tour of FOUND:RE with the hotel’s Cultural Curator. An art aficionado and professional curator of many years, Oleskow curates a rotating selection of artwork for the hotel. ArtisanHD works with FOUND:RE to create quality reproductions of the art, which are placed throughout the hallways, rooms, and open spaces. Originals and reproductions can be purchased by visitors or guests. Goldner had seen the custom prints in production as the hotel was being built, but wanted to see them displayed in their custom hotel gallery art printing environment. Our interview with Michael Oleskow can be viewed HERE.
A New Wave of Custom Hotel Gallery Art Printing
FOUND:RE began as an idea for a hotel that was designed by local architects, built by local workers, furnished with custom furniture and fixtures from local craftspeople, and decorated entirely with local art. Here at ArtisanHD, we love to support local artists, as well as other small businesses. Our partnership with FOUND:RE allows us to provide prints for a local business, while also supporting a continuous market for local artwork. Oleskow was quite pleased with ArtisanHD’s ability to be flexible with the hotel’s delayed construction schedule, while still producing high-quality work at an affordable price.
“It was a recommendation from an artist, that’s how I found you… My goal was that I really wanted the prints in the room to be really nice, not some sort of cheap reproduction… I was totally pleased with what you delivered… You were very patient through the process… It was a quick delivery, great turnaround, and I felt confident. I knew that you could handle the job. There was no fear in it at all.” – Michael Oleskow
We found the hotel, restaurant, and gallery to be well worth a visit. If you find yourself visiting downtown Phoenix, especially on a First Friday, stop at FOUND:RE to immerse yourself in this “artful space for locals and travelers to find themselves, embrace curiosity and ignite discovery”.
We plan to return for a brainstorming session at MATCH sometime very soon.
For more information about FOUND:RE Phoenix, visit www.foundrehotels.com. To keep in sync with their rotating art and events, visit their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. You can also read about the hotel’s debut in the Phoenix New Times.
ArtisanHD can help you turn your digital work into art for your own walls. To see how an ArtisanHD print would look in your home or business, visit www.ArtisanHD.com.