Green Walls Seattle
A moveable feast for the eyes. At Vistafolia, we can’t resist a challenge and, every now and then, a client will surprise and delight us by asking for something completely different and unique. This was very much the case when a client recently asked us to create three of our Vistafolia walls – but with one important difference; the walls needed to be completely mobile.
The client’s premises houses a modern leisure and restaurant facility and it was important that they are able to switch up the design of their premises on a regular basis. The Vistafolia team was tasked with creating green walls which the client’s staff could easily move around the building to update the decor.
The team began by creating an aluminium frame which would form the framework of the artificial green walls. Our Vistafolia design gurus kept in mind the fact that the wall needs to be mobile and, so, aluminium was chosen due to it’s lightweight. The next challenge was to figure out how the wall could be moved and, it was decided that adding wheels would be the easiest way. As it was felt that wheels would spoil the look of the wall, the team created a recess base of powder-coated aluminium and created hollows at the bottom of the base, into which castor wheels were fitted. The result of this was that the base could be easily moved but the wheels were hidden from view. The aluminium frame was then connected to the recess base and, the team were then ready to install the signature panels.
Vistafolia panels of foliage were added to the aluminium frame in shades of pine, lime and turquoise. Spiky, star shaped plants were added to break up the uniform look of the foliage.
Although the wall panels looked great, the client felt that a little colour indoor privacy screening in between the panels would add a fun touch and, so, the team decided to complement the walls with planters containing lush green foliage and vibrant orange flowers. Beginning with stylish gun-metal grey planters, the team were, again, aware that the display would need to be easily moved. In order to stop the planters being too heavy to lift, it was decided that they would be filled with void former – this is a lightweight material used to fill gaps and voids in a number of different structures without adding excessive weight. The foliage and flowers were added to the planters in a sunburst design and, then, decorative gravel was used to conceal the void former.
When placed together, the lush green walls and colour-pop planters create a fresh vibrant contrast to the building’s stark white walls and, the client was delighted with the result. Not only does the client have the great-looking, mobile displays that were requested but, he also has the benefit of displays which are recyclable, fire retardant and environmentally friendly – as well as being almost zero maintenance!