ARIA Vegas Rocks YGD’s Arboreal

20 Jul 2018

Vegas is always a good idea.  Collaborating with Yellow Goat is always a great idea. When the ARIA Resort & Casino was due for a convention center expansion, MGM interiors teamed up with the Goat to design a very unconventional fixture we like to call Arboreal.  In the second successful installation at ARIA, it’s no surprise that when YGD designs casino lighting, our clients hit the jackpot.

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The $170 million, 300,000 sq ft multi-level convention center expansion converted a theatre, previously used to host Cirque du Soleil shows, into meeting and ballroom spaces with a business center and rooftop garden.  Vegas properties are vying for business groups and capacity is key.  The new design can now hold up to 7,000 convention attendees. As a result, ARIA locked-in the largest trade show held in Vegas:  The Consumer Electronics Show!

The LEED Gold-certified resort & casino is committed to sustainability and environmental consciousness.  It just so happens that here at YGD, we are too! LEDs, an energy-efficient light source, are incorporated into the 92’ long sculpture to emulate filtered sunlight cast through the 530(!!) leaf-like foliage clusters.  Bringing the outdoors in is our business and the “Arboreal”, meaning “living in trees”, achieves harmony of the natural environment within the contemporary interior.  

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You’ve heard it before: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  Exactly what we were hoping for! 

-Nicola Casale, US Director | nicola@yellowgoatdesign.com

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