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Sky Factory eNews - August 2011
SkyCeiling in CT suite Sutter Roseville

Publications Highlight
Illusions of Nature

“Illusions of nature,” a phrase that wouldn't return much in a Google search a few years ago, is becoming an idea whose time has come in the architecture world. Architectural Products current issue features Designing With Illusions of Nature. The article provides an introduction to the principles underlying Sky Factory's Illusions of Nature™ — biophilia, the health benefits of nature illusions, elements of realistic sky illusions — and features several real-world examples of successful installations in schools, workplaces, and other interior environments.

In the same issue, the article Sky's the Limit illustrates how illusions of nature improve the patient experience at the newly renovated Sutter Diagnostic and Women's Imaging Center in Roseville, California. This renovation, designed by Boulder Architects, incorporates unique Sky Factory installations in the gowned waiting area, MRI, CT, mammography, and bone density suites to reduce patient anxiety and stress.

The Sutter renovation was also featured in Healthcare Design magazine's spotlight on Women's Hospitals, in the May issue. In the article Imaging Center Embraces Women-Centered Care, the project's principal designers discuss many aspects of the major renovation, including how Sky Factory products helped to create a warm, welcoming space serving the unique needs of women.

Spain Showroom

Inspiring Spanish Showroom

A web search lead a Spanish entrepreneur and venture capitalist to become a Sky Factory International Partner. He moved from a virtual presence to bricks and mortar in less than six months. Cosmopolitan and design-conscious Madrid is now the home of Sky Factory España, with a 6,000 sq. ft. showroom devoted to displaying each of the Sky Factory's products in its perfect setting. See more pictures of the showroom in our Portfolio.

Allen Toussaint with eScape Digital Cinema display

Notable Installation: Toussaint Music Studio

World-renowned jazz musician Allen Toussaint was one of the first clients to purchase a Sky Factory eScape™ Digital Cinema display system. Installed in his newly renovated New Orleans music studio, Toussaint says of his eScape, “It is the star of the studio. Everyone who sees it loves it.” Read the complete story in the Portfolio. More about Allan Toussaint, and a bit of his music, here.

Sky Factory Exhibiting at AHRA

The Sky Factory will be exhibiting at the upcoming gathering of medical imaging managers, the AHRA Annual Conference, in Grapevine, Texas from August 15th through 17th. Come by and see us in booth #824 at the Gaylord Texan, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.

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