The Art, A Hotel
Location: Denver, CO
Lighting Design: LEI Companies, Inc. and Davis Partnership Architects
Applications: Cove Lighting
Products: Static White RibbonLyte
Photographer: Raul J. Garcia
The ART, A Hotel is one of the crown jewels of Denver’s burgeoning hospitality scene. Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle Museum District, it joins its neighbor, the Daniel Libeskind-designed Denver Art Museum, as a beacon of Denver’s ascent into national cultural relevance. Essentially a museum itself, The ART features rotating works by highly esteemed artists such as Sol LeWitt, Frank Gehry, Larry Bell, Josef Albers, Jim Dine, Clyfford Still, Ed Ruscha, Leo Villareal and many more, creating an aesthetic experience unrivaled by any other hotel in Denver. The ART features distinct architectural coves throughout, but none are more prominent than those that create a dramatic first impression near the entrance. Stunning by themselves, the coves offer the opportunity for great ambient lighting to subtly complement the track fixtures which illuminate the art. With a whopping 90+ CRI, Static White RibbonLyte fixtures from Acolyte were the perfect solution. While providing a clean, beautiful ambient light, they help the Juno Conix II LEDs render the bold colors of the artwork extremely well, giving them a stunning pop.