Designers created a deeply engaging backlit ceiling design at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD.
They were looking for an experience that would create a positive shift in energy for patients, family, and hospital staff members. Vara Kamin Images (VKI) provided new options for the design using Vara Kamin’s art, along with an integrated backlighting solution.
VKI art creates mesmerizing visual experiences that mitigate stress and evoke inner stillness.
The VKI team has a highly innovative process to digitally create the art design in different sizes and shapes. For this project, 24″ x 24″ sections of original artwork combined to create a seamless experience of the installed Images that are 8′ and 10′ in diameter.
The art work is printed on emulsion based thin film, which is then applied to a polycarbonate substrate.
“Since the Images were installed in the Cancer Center 18 months ago, we have heard patients comment over and over again how beautiful the Images are, that they are drawn to them, and that the Images are a valuable distraction from the cold, hard machinery that is the unfortunate reality in treating cancer.” said Karen Alban, RN, BSN, OCN, Executive Director Oncology Services.
“The ability to dim the backlighting of the VKI Image is also very powerful. We raise or lower the intensity of the lighting based on treatment requirements and patient preference. Dimming the light can change the look of the Image and can really make a difference to the patients.”
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The VKI team combines artwork that is rooted in a deeply creative, intuitive realm with cutting-edge technology that scales it to different shapes and sizes. The art can be printed on a variety of mediums and integrated with backlighting to create a wide range of options for hospitals, healthcare facilities, medical wellness, medispas, hospitality facilities, corporate environments and residences.
Have questions about using VKI art and technology for your specific project? We’d be happy to understand your design objectives and explain options to achieve them.