Interior Plantscapes, USA
Category: Artificial Green
Interior Plantscapes (IPI) created this faux plant wall for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) offices in Washington, DC. IADB renovated their pantry and meeting area for the purpose of hosting international dignitaries. The newly created space was also established as a venue for employee events.
While organic material is ideal, IADB preferred faux for two primary reasons. First, the light is very low in the pantry space. Even with grow lights IADB did not want to risk the look of faltering plants between maintenance visits. They also did not want to undertake the expense of ongoing maintenance.
Working under a tremendously tight deadline, IPI designed and installed this 23’7” x 5‘ (8.6 x 1.5 meters) faux wall in two weeks’ time.
IADB insisted that the replica product look real and impart an authentic atmosphere of greenery in the pantry environment. The wall also needed to reflect the multi-layered, interconnected plant environment found in the South American rain forest. This theme was carried through in the table-top accent planters designed by IPI.
Since the wall’s installation, comments received by our client indicate that IPI accomplished both objectives:
Thank you very much for the fantastic work that you and your team did for us, even with the short timeframe. Our manager is very happy with the results and we have received a lot of compliments for the wall. Your team was amazing, they went above and beyond to help us finish the space. A pleasure working with you.
Nathalia C. Robalo Bernal
Resource Planning and Administration Senior Specialist
Office of the Manager
Knowledge, Innovation and Communications Sector