I’m pretty sure Midland Center for the Art’s elevator is the smallest space we’ve ever had to transform, but even though it’s small in size we thought it should have a big impact. Our challenge was to get rid of the 1970’s feel and modernize it with a new, fun design.
To modernize the elevator interior, we first updated the wall surfaces with red laminate (to match Midland Center for the Art’s logo) and brushed aluminum laminate. We then CNC routered a circular shape pattern out of various thicknesses of sintra to achieve a nice perception of depth on the main wall. The red accent walls included a black vinyl ring pattern to play off the very prominent rings located at the front of the building. We then, updated the very green interior and exterior doors with a brushed aluminum vinyl that matched the wall laminate and added new hand rails and a new lens for the lighting.
The finished elevator looks great! Now Midland Center for the Art’s patrons can travel from floor to floor in style, and we got to experience the joys of doing an interior installation of a very small space.