Archive | December, 2011

Custom Lighting For Any Space

Photos of custom designed chandeliers

Choosing the correct lighting fixtures for your venue, whether it is chandeliers or sconces, is a very important factor in any design. At I-5 Design and Manufacture, our designers specialize in creating customized lighting designs for a variety of locations and client types. Once these fixtures have been designed, they are then produced in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to ensure maximum quality and durability. Each locality that we provide lighting designs for requires a specialized look to tie into the surrounding area or theme of the venue. At the Clearwater Casino Buffet, the chandeliers that we designed included amber and green mica to create a warm and inviting glow, while corresponding with the natural, earthy theme of the rest of the buffet. For the Little Creek Casino, located in Shelton, Washington, our designers incorporated the Native American ‘Guardian of the Sun’ tribal element into the chandeliers, which added interest as well as honored the heritage of the Squaxin Island Tribe. Accurate lighting is essential in creating the perfect atmosphere for your location, and I-5 Design can provide this from design to manufacture and installation.

Sarah K.
I-5 Design
Purchasing Manager

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Gold River Casino is on fire!

Custom Decor Design Flame Structure for the Gold River Casino

This custom designed flame sculpture was fabricated at the I-5 Design workshop in Lacey Washington, and implemented into the gaming floor area at the Gold River Casino. This custom decor element is I-5’s own brand of I-Metal sculpted into tongues of fire and finished in various warm color tones on a smooth, curved shape. Color changing LED lighting concealed below the custom designed flames, gives the sculpture the impression of real fire. This spectacular structure is now the flaming centerpiece for the gaming area inside the Gold River Casino, located in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Laura S.
I-5 Design
Project Blogger

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Siletz Bay Buffet at the Chinook Winds Casino

Interior buffet upgrade at the Chinook Winds Casino

At the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort, located in Lincoln City, Oregon, I-5 Design recently completed an amazing upgrade for the Siletz Bay Buffet. Working with the existing curved structure of the venue, we created a design that enhanced the visibility from the gaming floor, as well as added interest and excitement. Suspended ceiling beams in a deep cherry wood finish, with concealed red LED lighting radiate outward from the center of the buffet, and provide a warm glow that invites patrons in. Corresponding with the overall red hued color palette, the ceiling-mounted entrance signage features internally illuminated push-through letters on a custom, integrated metal face in a deep burgundy tone. Surrounding the perimeter of the seating area, a curved half wall clad with architectural cultured stone and tapered dividing pillars inset with specialty etched metal, and topped with decorative caps provide effective screening from the queue line. Above the hostess counter, a multi-layered circular element with custom metal to tie into the half walls provides interest and reflects the shape of the tile below. An amber mica chandelier suspended from the center of the ceiling feature illuminates the imetal above and replicates the mica chandeliers throughout the interior of the buffet.  Inside the buffet, the same style wood beams with concealed LED lighting mantle the ceiling; while the custom designed carpet adds a natural feel and complements the colors found in the interior artwork. New equipment and furniture was also included to create a uniform and upscale atmosphere. Through extensive coordination between I-5 Design and the casino personnel, the entire remodel was able to be performed quickly and during closed hours, allowing the buffet to remain open throughout the renovation process.


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Theme-based Design

Photo and mood board

Each venue or client type that we work with requires a new and innovative design style, and below are some of the steps we keep in mind while creating a design.

1. First we consider the customer base and which kind of people the design is intended to appeal to. Based on this information, we choose the color palettes and décor elements that would best complement the atmosphere or style requested by the customer.

2.What kind of atmosphere or theme does the client want to create; a regional theme common to the area or the local population, or a destination/retail environment that is different than most or all other business in the area?

3.Is the emphasis for the overall venue supposed to be warm and inviting, or is there a “wow” factor that needs to come into play, to create a unique and unforgettable experience.

Although every design varies, we are constantly thinking of ways the customer can get the biggest return on their investment. Keeping these tips in mind helps us make our clients pleased, and this, along with communication keeps our customer base continually increasing.


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