FORT MYERS, FL (December 14, 2011) –– The Lubner Group, internationally respected for its hospitality and commercial design work, has recently completed the interior design of the FineMark National Bank & Trust office in Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, Florida. The bank offers on-site personal banking services to community residents and employees in an intimate, upscale environment.
According to Nancy Woodhouse, IDS, VP of Design & Product Development for Lubner Group and lead designer on the FineMark project, “The time frame was less than three months from start to finish for the entire renovation with everything removed from the bank previously there except the outside walls. Work included conceptual design and every aspect of coordination with the architect and contractor, to ensure that the bank served its customers’ special needs within the Vi at Bentley Village retirement community.”
In crafting the sophisticated design, one of the first steps was to replace sliding glass doors with an elegant entrance featuring custom doors. The chosen theme created an environment of elegant serenity with supple fabrics and rich espresso wood tones. Organic eco-friendly materials were selected using natural LEED certified exotic bamboo strand wood floors, eco-friendly fabrics, lighting, wall coverings and many other LEED certified materials plus fabrics made of 100% recycled polyester.
Described Woodhouse, “In designing the bank interiors, we used dark woods to create a traditional, classic feel. The earthy ginger colored sofa was crafted of soft textural fabric in a sleek shape and accented with different hues of blue. These elements combined with contemporary artwork to provide a lasting, timeless feel for the bank and its clients. Our intention was to provide a relaxed atmosphere with complete confidentiality so clients would feel as if they were banking within the comfort of their own living room.”
Woodhouse consulted with the bank, selecting wall colors and designing interiors for the lobby, conference room, executive office, and miscellaneous furnishings to include wall coverings, original artwork and floor coverings.
Joseph Catti, President and CEO of FineMark says, “We are very happy with the new interiors. They provide an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere that blends well with the community. All of our offices have a similar look and feel and we wanted to continue that at Vi at Bentley Village. The Lubner Group went above and beyond on this project.”
Guided by Dan Lubner, president of both Clive Daniel Home (www.clivedaniel.com) in Naples and the Lubner Group (www.LubnerGroup.com) offers design and purchasing services with capabilities for crafting custom-designed furniture and total turnkey furnishing packages. This highly specialized work is offered for commercial projects as well as shared-use properties such as timeshare resorts, hotels, fractional ownership and private residence clubs, plus developers of high-rise condominiums and single-family communities in North America and abroad.
With corporate offices located in Fort Myers, Florida, an additional office in Orlando and all support and logistic teams in place, the Lubner Group fills an increasing need for an affordable, single-source provider of interior design, manufacturing and purchasing-related services for hospitality industries. Fully integrated, the Lubner Group has direct manufacturing capabilities and quality control at the factories crafting its furnishings, enabling them to provide custom-designed furnishings that are unique to each property and often at a lower price than assembly-production products.
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