Wall fountains are perhaps the most distinctive interior design elements you can add to a workplace. They combine motion, light and the soothing sound of water to focus casual attention on wherever they?re installed. If you choose the right style for your business you project an elegant, professional image.
Your business? image needs more than a one size fits all d?cor solution, however. This article explores how to pick the right water fountain for your business and how to install it in the most suitable location. Let?s look at specific cases to uncover the right process.
Case #1: Spa
The owner of a spa wants to add a water feature to fit the atmosphere of the spa, where water-based beauty and relaxation treatments are common. The spa also puts a particular focus on natural health. The owner knows that the spa?s spacious change rooms are really the social center of the facility, so she chooses to put her wall fountain there, opting to keep a small tabletop fountain in reception. Instead of choosing a sleek steel design, she looks at slate and stone wall fountains that would better fit the spa?s image as a natural health facility. If she was more interested in a clinical or hygienic feel, steel might have been her first choice instead.
Case #2: Large Office
This business takes up the entire floor of a sizeable office building. This is one branch of a large corporation, but the head office wants each branch to feel distinctive. In this case, the VP on site decides to get two wall fountains: one for reception and one for the boardroom. The office is in a city of about 70,000 people where country life is never far away, so in reception, the VP opts for a wall fountain made of natural stone with an engraving of the company?s logo and the name of the local branch. Anyone visiting gets a taste of this office?s special place in the corporation in a fashion that doesn?t fail to project a powerful, successful image. The boardroom presents a different situation. The VP wants employees to feel connected to the company as a whole, beyond the branch office, so he opts for a smaller glass-faced wall fountain featuring the company?s logo, without the local branch.
Case #3: Office Building
This older office building recently went through a significant facelift, but can?t completely shed its heritage. Worn concrete and brick dominate the architecture. The owner wants a wall fountain to immediately impress upon visitors that the interior is modern and new. Still, he doesn?t want to give the impression that he?s ashamed of the way the exterior looks either, and wants some continuity between interior and exterior styling. He puts the wall fountain in building reception. A newly widened foyer with large, bright windows makes the fountain visible from the outside. He chooses a copper wall fountain, since the metal represents an excellent compromise between old and new ? it?s shiny, but it matches exterior earth tones. The copper is treated to resist greening over time.
As you can see, choosing the right wall fountain for a business boils down to three basic factors: the surrounding environment, the business? image and the effect you want to have on anyone visiting the place. Keep these in mind and it should be easy for almost anyone to pick the best fountain for his or her company?s needs.