ART OF BOARD SURFACES BECOME PART OF WESTFIELD’S RE-DESIGN AT LAX LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT June 12 2015
The emerging company’s recycled skateboard tile adds bold aesthetic to Sunset News and New Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Los Angeles, CA (June 9, 2015) – Art of Board, a brand known for its one-of-a-kind, artisan tile surfaces, textiles and wall coverings inspired by skateboarding, has made their mark on Westfield’s redevelopment of LAX’s Terminal 6 – inspired by Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Boulevard – with tile design installations made from used, recycled skateboards.
Creating a relaxing yet luxurious and dramatic environment, Art of Board brings the new Sunset News retailer alive with a melee of color that takes retail design to a whole new level of storytelling – integrating texture and creating a tactile experience customers will never forget. For Virgin Atlantic flyers, they get a brand new, exclusive clubhouse designed with Art of Board’s earth-friendly ceramic subway tiles.
Hailed as one of Material ConneXion’s top five most innovative and green materials, according to Interior Design Media, Art of Board’s mesh mounted artisan wood surfaces wrap two columns and scale a large wall and ceiling in the newly constructed Sunset News space, while the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse restrooms are adorned with Art of Board’s ceramic skateboard tiles.
“We’re thrilled to be part of Westfield’s redevelopment at LAX,” said Rich Moorhead, President and Founder of Art of Board. “LAX is the world’s fifth busiest airport and we’re confident that our additions will create a memorable experience for the legion of international travelers that visit each day.”
Collected through Art of Board’s national skateboard recycling movement, I Ride I Recycle, the designs set an authentic and sustainable tone for the airport. The Sunset News space includes 325 square feet of tile, which equates to approximately 300 recycled skateboard decks or 420 pounds of wood waste that otherwise would have gone to landfills.
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About Art of Board
Art of Board is an international design brand that specializes in the design and collaboration of artisan tile surfaces, textiles and wall coverings for retail, hospitality, commercial and residential environments. The company is headquartered in Hanover, PA and has offices in Orange County, CA. Inspired by skateboard and surf culture and fueled by our grassroots skateboard recycling movement, Art of Board seeks to empower our communities and customers. Our brand tells the story of lifestyle, art and recycling. I Ride I Recycle (our movement) is aimed at saving wood waste from landfills and helping the community that gives Art of Board life. Product sales keep our movement going, our lights on, and our business moving forward so we can support skate and surf-related charities, local shops and parks. And the cycle continues. Art of Board is honesty, integrity and proof that AUTHENTICITY IS NOT DEAD. For more information, visit artofboard.com.