Art is an essential part of our daily lives. This is especially true in our professional environments. A 2014 study conducted by Harvard shows that employees respond positively to art in the workplace. The research indicates murals and commercial sculpture pieces promote social interaction, elicit emotional responses, enhances the workplace environment, and fosters learning. Whether you’re a B2B or a B2C art is a powerful tool to attract/retain employees and customers to your business.
At EG Structural, we’re more than just a structural design company. We’re creative thinkers on a mission to create extraordinary sculpture pieces for ordinary spaces. We’ve seen firsthand how impactful art can be on one’s business and we strive to beautify commercial properties. Read our article below to learn more about the impact art has on the workplace.
Commercial Sculptures Liven Up Offices
According to Work Design, art is being used to break up and define large, open office spaces. Designers are using more kinetic art sculpture pieces and other large-scale art to take advantage of high ceilings and large expansive areas. Additionally, the larger open spaces allow for more glass art and innovative light installations. Also, art is being used as the centerpiece for lunch and lounge areas. Why? Because art has an incredible knack for bringing people together and promoting social interaction.
While there are many different styles and types of art you can go with, it’s important to note what is trending. Traditional commercial spaces are transitioning to more contemporary designs to suit a more contemporary workplace. Designs that incorporate photography, murals, and sculpture pieces give commercial properties a more modern, welcoming feel.
Art Installations Make a Statement About Company Culture
Recently, EG Structural had the pleasure of partnering with Hines Development on a private commission project to produce a sculpture for their new Phoenix office. They’re an incredible company with developments across the United States. They’re continuously growing and experienced in what they do. We wanted to capture that in our sculpture piece to highlight the company’s strong company culture.
EG Structural’s founder and artist, Eric Garcia, personally developed several designs that embodied the spirit of this wonderful organization. Finally, one design stuck out from the rest. One that incorporates elements of nature, motion, and growth in an 18×7 foot space to inspire those who see it.
Eric used an assortment of mixed media for the commission project such as wood, styrofoam, paper mache, paper towels, acrylic, and plaster to construct a large tree with leaves falling from the branches. The tree symbolizes the idea of growth and stability, correlating with Hines’ experience and continued expansion.
Commercial sculptures and other art projects are effective branding tools. When you incorporate the right art it can support the company’s corporate identity, history, values, and overall mission. The piece is uniquely yours. Not just for being in your building, but for the meaning behind it.
Enhance The Architecture with Commercial Sculptures
For centuries, designers have been looking for effective ways to combine the beauty of art and architecture. The balance can be tricky to get right, but once it’s done it creates a wonderful environment. The fusion between art and architecture can turn an ordinary building into one that demands attention and attracts people.
Chapman Taylor describes the fusion perfectly, “Art needs an appropriately built environment within which it can be showcased to greatest effect, while architecture needs art to turn bricks, steel, and concrete into a space in which people want to live, to learn, to shop, and to work.”
EG Structural Turns Properties Into Something Wonderful with Commercial Sculptures
At EG Structural we have a passion for creating projects that inspire. For over 25 years, Eric Garcia has provided strong conceptual design to develop timeless public art projects that embody the spirit of our clients. Whether they’re a corporate entity or a municipality, we see what makes them special and design a sculpture that highlights their exceptionality.
If your organization is looking for a private commission commercial sculpture piece, contact EG Structural today and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible!