The Independent is a prominent beacon of the Austin skyline. The uniqueness of the architecture mirrors the interiors with dimensional and textural art that expresses movement and inspires conversation.
For this art installation, Art + Artisans chose an elevated, museum-quality aesthetic with art that offered something more than what first meets the eye. Each piece of art adds to the elevated experience of this 2021 International Architecture award-winning luxury residence.
The double-height wood installation in the lobby is striking from both inside and outside the building. The elegant, floor-to-ceiling curved wood pieces seem to change perspective entirely as you move around the piece. The pattern is reminiscent of the nearby Lady Bird Lake, and the light bouncing off the white space resembles light bouncing off the water. The monumental installation adds warmth and organic contrast to the ultra-modern lobby.
“We wanted to make people feel something very powerful. We did not want to do something that was typical or expected. We wanted to have something that felt very special for our project and our residents. Art + Artisans was an amazing fit. They were able to become part of our design process and curate pieces that were completely custom. It is like no other project anywhere in Austin or Texas, which is exactly what we were going for.”+ Ryan FetgatterDeveloper, The Independent
“Having worked with Art + Artisans over the past couple of years, their dedication to their clients and their art knowledge has made even the most complicated jobs a pleasure. While working with them on The Independent, they not only were committed to making our art concepts come to life but also expanded our vision with pieces that truly gave the project and artwork an independent identity that turned out exquisitely.”+ Erin Nies, AIA LEED APOwner, Studio Llou