The Independent

Location: Austin, TX
Completed: March 2019

Project Type:
58 floors Luxury residential tower
Original commissioned artwork and prints

Project Goals

  • An extraordinary space
  • Differentiated from all other downtown towers
  • Elevated, museum aesthetic
  • Texture, movement, dimension
  • Art offers something more than first meets the eye

Art + Artisans selected innovative pieces for the Independent that offered more than what first meets the eye. The focus was to bring the extraordinary architecture inside by focusing on art with dimension, texture, and movement. The double-height wood installation in the lobby is striking from both inside and outside the building. As visitors move around the lobby, the perspective of the artwork completely changes to reveal undulating wood in a range of depths.

“We wanted people to feel something very powerful. We did not want something typical or expected, but something that felt very special for our project and our residents. Art + Artisans was an amazing fit. They became part of our design process and curated pieces that were completely custom. It is like no other project anywhere in Texas which is exactly what we were going for.”

Ryan FetgatterDeveloper, The Independent

Artists included in the project are local, national and international, a reflection of the residents who live here. The innovative pieces on residential and amenities floors will continue to be engaging and inspire conversation for years to come.