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Summer Dream

Photographic artist Michael Banks has revealed “Summer Dream” for hospitality interiors, reflective of relaxation and those vacation days we’re all longing for. “I live with a view of the Mediterranean from the terrace of my apartment so the movement and colors of the sea are a constant ‘leitmotif’ of my daily life,” Banks said. “I…
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All About Art

Roy Caro, founder of The Picturalist, shared with us his insight on a classic design essential: art. Caro laid out three points about artwork in the hospitality space, noting some trends to watch out for: Art in Hotels “Procuring and showing art in all shapes has been associated with the hotel experience for several decades…
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Waves of Positivity

Photo artist Michael Banks is channeling nature in his new series, “Ocean Halo,” adding to his Water image collection. The images depict peaceful waves flowing onshore. “It’s been a very difficult time for people all over the world since COVID-19 came into our lives,” Banks told InspireDesign. “We’ve been shut inside our homes, and I…
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Art That Engages

Communicating locale through design is top of mind for many hospitality professionals—creating a sense of place connects travelers to the local culture and art. But, design that takes this a step further is design that ignites recognition in oneself, that binds two cultures and creates a feeling of familiarity. For David Knowles, founder/creative director of…
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Modern Renaissance

Photographic artist Michael Banks’ new series, Renaissance, showcases abstract details of the ornate: gilt frames of Renaissance masterpiece paintings, photographed in a major European museum. Banks chose the name to instill positive historical connotations. “I hope that for the viewer, these images may evoke the sublime art produced in the golden era of the Renaissance, a…
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Holy Water

In honor of ARCO, the main contemporary art fair on the international circuit, the VP Plaza España Design features one of the tallest and most complex interior sculptures in Europe: a waterfall that doesn’t have any water. Created by Pere Gifre, InspireDesign recently caught up with the artist and engineer behind the installation, who shared…
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Bridge to Paradise

DiamondRock Hospitality’s Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL, has a new art exhibition by South Florida artist Ruben Ubiera, known for his signature “urban-pop” and “post-graffism” style. Executed by the artist himself, the commissioned Aqua Vida transforms the skywalk that connects the property and the beach into a unique public art…
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Plunge Beach Resort Welcomes Curator

Plunge Beach Resort—Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s retreat and off-the-radar getaway located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean—welcomes Ellen Cohen-Berman as the in-house curator for the hotel’s Plunge Into The Arts program, a new initiative that aims to help local artists flourish, as well as encourage the community to engage in and learn about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s art…
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Capturing the Human Experience

Kimpton has partnered with Fotografiska, delivering the "Stay Human" pop-up art installation to properties across the country. At the launch party, Fotografiska's newly opened flagship U.S. museum was buzzing with art and inspiration.
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