Healthcare design has changed exponentially in the past few decades.  What was once thought of as an industry that meant cold and sterile now means warm and inviting.  A more recent development in the industry is retail-based healthcare.  This is generally focused around retail health clinics seen in stores like Walgreen’s and Target. These retailers have learned to leverage
BACKGROUND: Cresta Shopping Centre is the premier mall located in Randburg, South Africa, right outside Johannesburg.  Built in 1977, the mall is one of the largest shopping centers in the Southern Hemisphere.  It has experienced many renovations over the years, the last dating back to 1993.  Since then, more than half a billion people have
Taking Fusion’s digital printing technology to another level Make your designs more unique and personal with customization! In a previous blog, we covered how ATI’s in-house graphic designers can manipulate stock images to suit your exact needs for a digital printing Fusion project.  Here, we will go into more detail about how we can customize your images for large-format
How can you make smarter decisions that drive this principle? By Sandy Gordon Article reposted  from Interiors & Sources  How has the healthcare industry responded to the need to improve patient satisfaction and promote healing? By redesigning their facilities to make them feel more like a grand hotel than an institution, by adding art, and by
Choosing the right colors for your home is more than just completing a look; color has the power to change the way you feel.  Warm colors are known to create a more comforting and relaxed environment, while cool colors offer different ranges of soothing to rejuvenating energy. Neutral, earth-like colors tend to bring out a
ATI can help YOU find the right solution for your design! Every day, ATI’s Fusion Team relies on Digital Printing and Dye-Sublimation to achieve our customers’ goals of creating decorative wall panels, unique furniture surfaces, and beautiful room dividers. Whether you’re looking for a quality photo image, a custom pattern, an engaging organic design or a

Trends in Translucency

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Let’s be clear, architects and interior designers love to use translucent materials in commercial and residential spaces for its ability to blend into the design of almost any room without blocking light. Translucent design elements can include wall panels, retail displays, and room dividers as well as cabinet inserts and furnishings. While colors and finish material trends
The right lighting can convey a certain mood. To make the most of a space, it is recommended to layer three kinds of lighting: ambient, task and accent. Ambient lighting is a hidden source of light that washes a room with a glow, flattening an interior while creating little to no shadow. It can provide an area
Over the past few decades, healthcare design has transitioned from cold and sterile to warm and comfortable, using evidence-based design to focus more on creating a healing environment for the patient than anything else. When the patient is a child, these spaces must deliver the same messages of confidence, permanence, and healing in a non-institutional

Updating the Outdated Ceiling Tile

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 by
Everybody has seen them, the ceiling tiles found in basements or commercial spaces, the greyish-white rectangle with small black specks and water stained with yellow-brown circles, maybe a busted corner or two – you know what we are talking about. With the creation of the dropped ceiling almost 100 years ago, came the necessary creation of the
With more focus than ever on the entire design of a space, ceilings are no longer being neglected with just a coat of white paint or popcorn ceilings. Designing for the entire space allows for a complete look that is eye-catching and unique. One of the hottest trends for ceiling solutions is tin or metal
ATI was challenged to provide a low-maintenance surface that fit with the style of an iconic American brand, the Airstream Classic. BACKGROUND: In 1929, Wally Byam set out to build a sleek, light-weight travel trailer with all the commodities of home. Some 85 years later, his iconic Airstream trailer remains a symbol of American adventure
ATI was challenged to make a modern restaurant feel like it was built in 1920. BACKGROUND: In the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, lies a pearl of a hotel known as the O. Henry, and its equally charming restaurant, the Green Valley Grill. Unless you’re a local, you would never guess that this charming and
BACKGROUND: Ham’s restaurants first opened its doors in 1935 and quickly became a staple in many North Carolina and Virginia communites, providing great food and fun times for the entire family.  Today, Ham’s has remained true to that vision while also serving up an expanded menu featuring delicious food from bison burgers to fish tacos
SITUATION: On Battleground Avenue in Greensboro, North Carolina, there’s a burger skirmish going on. Not between competitors but within an imaginative new concept restaurant named Burger Warfare.  The dining establishment is a Wall E meets Terminator type of place, where giant robots greet customers and digital camo covers the walls. Part future, part past, it’s