Archive | February, 2012

Restaurant Branding Design

Franchise restaurant design

Over the years, I-5 Design and Manufacture has created custom exterior and interior designs for restaurant chains that tie into the overall branding package of the franchise, while creating atmospheres that are unique to the specific location. For one of the McDonald’s locations that we worked on we incorporated an earthy color palette and cultured stone, based on input from the client, to produce a more upscale feel, while maintaining a fast-paced and sleek look. This new design included iconic elements such as the characteristic arches that link every location together, and the ‘M’ logo that is unmistakable. Working with Dairy Queen, we created 3D renderings that showed the client exactly how the new space would look upon completion. We then manufactured and installed each individual component to ensure that the design intent was carried through to the end. The overall look of this location was modern and contemporary, while natural materials gave it an inviting appearance and helped to preserve the integrity of the Dairy Queen corporate branding.

Jim H.
I-5 Design
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One Fire Casino | Creek Nation Casino project completion

Creek Nation One Fire Casino completed project

We recently completed an amazing exterior and interior casino décor upgrade for the One Fire Creek Nation Casino, located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. From the design process to the implementation, I-5 Design worked with the casino to create an environment that would welcome customers in and keep them entertained throughout the entire gaming floor. For the exterior, we designed a completely new façade that created a compelling entrance using river rock stone columns with custom light fixtures and signage. The concealed illumination on the porte cochere and building borderline produce a warm and inviting ambiance the ties into the interior lighting design. To produce a unified and consistent thread throughout the interior and exterior, we designed a custom flame motif, which was based off of the casino and tribal logo. The entire exterior remodel was completed in a weeks time, without making any structural changes to the building. Below is a quote from the assistant general manger of the Casino.

We are so very proud of our facility now, and it was such a great experience to work with I-5 Design and the sub contractors.  Everyone worked so wonderful together on this project.  The customer service provided by I-5 Design before, during and after the project was completed was outstanding. Much more efficiently planned and executed than anything I’ve ever had the privilege to be involved in.  You, Nate and your crews were amazing in this process.  From each employee of the One Fire Casino, thank you very much.”

-Lorinda Driskill
Assistant General Manager
One Fire Casino | Creek Nation Casinos

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Custom Carpet Design

Custom Carpet Design

I-5 Design & Manufacture custom designs and installs carpet for any venue style, to add interest and unity to the space. Creating unique patterns in the carpet design is one way to draw customers into the space and prepare them for what is ahead. Inspiration for our custom design flows from a variety of sources and depends on your venue type. For casino floors, many times we choose bright and bold patterns to stimulate an exciting and energetic ambiance. When designing gaming floor carpet, we choose elements that tie into the color palette and décor to produce a completely new atmosphere for the interior. When working with restaurants, patterns can be more subdued and moderate, as to create a soothing and welcoming setting. Whatever the request, I-5 will provide a carpet, which complements and enhances the entire design package.

Laura S.
I-5 Design
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Custom Decor Elements

Custom Chain Curtains
I-5 Design and Manufacture specializes in designing and implementing custom décor and theming that gives your venue a unique and high-impact look and feel. One of the décor elements that we have implemented into several of our projects is custom chain curtains. These curtains can be used to add the ‘wow’ factor to your location, or to play a more supportive, background role. For each area that we design the curtains into, we seek to implement them in ways that highlights the area, and helps to produce the perfect environment that our client is looking to achieve. At the Envy Nightlife nightclub, in the Route 66 Casino, the chain curtain which is suspended over the bar, is illuminated from above with color-changing LED lighting, as well as has an integrated design pattern in the chain itself. The perimeter of the 360 degree bar, found at the same casino, is edged with multi-faceted, shimmering metal bead curtains, which are down-lit with color changing LED’s, to create an inspiring destination point in the center of the gaming floor. At another location, to visually lower the look of the ceiling and add an element of interest, we designed the curtains in a geometric square pattern, radiating outward from the center of the existing structal columns in the card room. In our themed designs, we have also used similar curtains in a wave like pattern to be suspended from the ceiling, in various blue and aqua hues to give the impression of a cool, flowing river. This is just one of the design elements that we have used to give a location a unique atmosphere that will invite customers to come back again and again.

Jim H.
I-5 Design
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