Creative Interior Imagery is located at the epicenter of an oil and gas boom in Pennsylvania. Williams, an energy exploration and production company, recently opened new offices in nearby Tunkhannock, Pa., as part of its continued expansion in Pennsylvania over the past several years.
Williams and Creative Interior Imagery collaborated on interior décor for the new offices, combining the industrial work Williams specializes in with a fine-art ambiance on canvas.
From Williams’ initial direction, Creative Interior Imagery took the project from photographic capture through the print process to installation.
“When we first met with Creative Interior Imagery, we were comfortable with them right away. They took extra time with the images and produced quality work,” says T.J. Gentile, facility services rep. sr. for Williams.
Gentile adds that Williams was looking for a clean, timeless look and felt that framed pieces would not have the same impact and could start to look a bit dated over time. The solution was to reproduce photos of Williams’ machinery and pipelines on canvas, which fit the company’s distinct vision of what it wanted the décor to portray in the new building.
“After an intensive two-day photo shoot at Williams’ production sites we gave them a choice of hundreds of photos and they picked out the ones they wanted to use in their offices. We zoomed in and cropped some of the photos as necessary to prepare them for printing,” says Betsy Green, design consultant for Creative Interior Imagery. “We wanted to merge the industrial look with fine art using the technology in our business.”
Creative Interior Imagery produced about 20 canvas wraps, most of which were 4′ x 6′, on Sunset Select Matte Canvas with an Epson Stylus Pro 11880. One 10′ x 5′ giant gallery wrap hangs on the wall in a stairwell just outside the lobby.
“Northeast Pennsylvania is considered one of the top production areas for natural gas in the world. The fact that Williams built this brand-new gorgeous building up here me says to me that this company intends to be here for many years to come,” adds Green.