Project: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
The details: Locally based design firm Johnson Nathan Strohe was inspired by the 1950s– when the building was originally constructed during the Beat Generation period in the city– as it worked with Daniel Fine Art Services to commission pieces for the hotel’s lobby. “With the scale of the space, we wanted something that made an impact without being visually overpowering,” says interior designer Ryan Richards.
Artist Windy Chien’s “Circuit Boards” rope installation was selected for the lounge, paying homage to both electronics and transit maps. Also aiding in sound absorption, the piece provides dimension and tactility. “I invite every viewer to choose one rope and follow it through the work,” Chien says. “Each line’s journey is unique and provides a visual pleasure that is a metaphor for the viewer’s experience at that moment.”