LEVEYart Digital custom wallcovering serves as a unique, non-repetitive wayfinding technique, all the while providing a sense of well-being and opulence to the residents of REVERA, a leading provider of accomodation and care for seniors.
Revera – leading Canadian provider of accommodation and care for seniors, hosted the grand opening of its flagship location on Sunday, October 28th. Westney Gardens in Ajax, Ontario is a unique and innovative multi-unit rental residence featuring revolutionary technology and design. Toronto firm Van Der King Design Group Inc’s and LEVEY’s expertise were commissioned by Revera to design and produce functional, beautiful, decor within an elegant, forward thinking senior’s residence, where wallcovering as wayfinding leads design into a new client centric direction.
The result has been lauded as creating a helpful, happy, and unique environment that reflects decades of research by Revera, challenged to innovate the future of senior care. LEVEYwall treatment of the corridors and elevator lobby of the five-story retirement residence was conceived as a unique, non-repetitive wayfinding technique that would decorate the walls while providing a sense of well-being and opulence.
Class A Fire Rated and exceeding CAN/ULC S102.-10 – a life saving standard LEVEYart Digital developed over 100 classic images to make the team’s mega-graphic wallcovering design vision into a surface reality.
“Today’s designs for senior living reflect the unique needs of modern aging in place for those who want to maintain both prolonged independence and high quality of life,” says Silvana Levey, CEO of LEVEY. “Revera and the production team considered many factors when choosing a design for the walls of Westney Gardens. These included refinement of specific colours for optimum vision, texture for glare reduction and the full purpose of creating a sense of familiarity.” The high contrast print of black graphics atop the pale beige background provides optimum visibility without sacrificing colour harmony. The result ensures familiarity and comfort while elegantly providing a way for the residents of Westney Gardens to enjoy personally supported methods of identifying their space.
LEVEY: a Canadian wallcovering design, manufacturing and distribution company provides industry leadership in commercial wallcovering and architectural finishes. Since 1995, their high sustainability standards and accreditations, an exclusive roster of only the best quality brands of wall finishes, and a consultative sales staff offering keen attention to detail have LEVEYconsistently defining direction for commercial wallcoverings of the future.
FINAL Press Release
LEVEY Art Digital has proudly exhibited at this year’s ARCHITECT@WORK Show in Toronto, Canada. This was an unprecedented North American opportunity to promote our innovative line of wallcovering and architectural finishes featuring impressive custom designs printed on environmentally-friendly substrates.
With an exclusive, inspiring format, LEVEY Art Digital sources and delivers wallcovering options that are truly green, natural and durable. As a business leader, we go beyond compliance to create new innovative standards for the wallcovering industry. And, we never sacrifice the originality and beauty of the product in the printing process.
On display at the ARCHITECT@WORK Show, LEVEY Art Digital proudly presented three exceptional cutting-edge architectural finishes. This includes our Glass Textile Wall Treatments. Brilliantly printed digitally on glass fibre, these durable textiles are fabricated from natural silica sand, a sustainable resource. This Optimus print can be scaled to virtually any size to seamlessly cover even the grandest of areas. With notable high quality durability, usage is ideal for high-traffic applications including those that may require regular cleaning and scrubbing. Featuring patented ‘Clean Air’ technology, these coverings eliminate up to fifty percent (50%) of formaldehyde through absorption and permanently trapping this harmful airborne compound.
Equally impressive are Wood Veneer Wall Finishes that can be digitally printed upon. These AA grade architectural wood veneers are domestic and exotic wood species from around-the-world. Employing environmentally-conscious practices and using a patented log slicing process that increases log yield by up to three hundred percent (300%) as compared to traditional veneer production methods, this technology is proprietary. And worth noting: these wallcoverings are ‘Class A’ fire-rated in accordance with CAN/ULC S102.2 fire safety standards.
And finally, our Linen Window Film is a refreshing, self-adhesive transparent fabric that can be installed seamlessly on any type, shape or size of glass or non-porous, hard surface allowing a viewer to see out; albeit, outsiders cannot see in. Digitally printed to our exact state-of-the-art specifications, the Linen Window Film is currently available in fine, carefully curated colours to complement any interior design. This architectural treatment offers endless visual opportunities for commercial installations.
Since 1995, the parent company LEVEY INDUSTRIES has been celebrated as a leader in commercial wallcovering and architectural finishes. Offering only the best quality brands of exclusive wall finishes, LEVEY INDUSTRIES has a reputation for perfection in style, performance and dedication to providing sustainable, renewable products while delivering the latest trends in décor. We go above and beyond our client’s expectations with our many modern digital art options to re-imagine creative designs and expectations.
LEVEY is excited to announce our participation in this year’s edition of ARCHITECT@WORK
A&D MEETS INNOVATIONS
April 11 & 12, 2018 Enercare Centre Toronto
2nd Edition – 11am-7pm
Taking place at the Enercare Centre in Toronto on April 11 & 12. Architect@Work is an exclusive event focusing on innovations for architects, interior designers and specifiers.
Team LEVEY invites you to visit us at booth 18 where we will be featuring some of our newest and most exciting innovations in wallcoverings including: SanFoot Wood Veneer Digital Printing and Optimus – a scalable pattern printed on an architectural wallcovering derived from one of the world’s most readily available resources – sand.
*HOW TO REGISTER FOR FREE ENTRY
Click the ‘Register Here’ link below and fill out the pre-registration form on the event website using our invitation code kindly given to us by Architect@Work:
*You must pre-register online in order to receive free admission, those not pre-registered are subject to a $100 admission fee.
What are wallcoverings?
For the most part, wallpaper (as opposed to “wallcovering”) is the more widely familiar home-outfitting product. This may be due to the fact that it is a generally inexpensive material that many of us watched our parents hang – and rip down – throughout the years. It has been the finish of choice for elegant homes since the sixteenth century tapestries.
Unbeknownst to many of us, alongside this residential finishing trend is wallpaper’s more industrial cousin, the wallcovering. Originally developed as a protective wall finish in the 1970s, wallcoverings are typically consigned to commercial applications; and are designed to withstand the demands of highly-populated spaces such as lobbies, corridors, hotel suites, etc.
Wallcovering: A residential finish
More and more, homeowners are turning to the superior quality and luxe effect of wallcovering for their home decorating projects.
Excellent for backsplashes, hallways, entrances and/or wherever one is looking to add a beautiful and durable finish, wallcovering is an elegant alternative to wallpaper and paint.
Customize your wallcovering
As well, with the advancements of digital printing, there is no end of choices, from custom design, scale, colour, substrates, etc.
You can also use your own designs and photos, provided that the artwork is owned by or licensed to you and meets the image standards.
Wallcovering vs. Wallpaper: The Breakdown
Made from: Vinyl, wood (veneer), cork, glass fibre, even dry erase (perfect for kids room and kitchen message boards), etc.
Ideal for: High traffic areas (e.g. hallways and mud rooms) and/or sumptuous settings (e.g. bedrooms/dining/living rooms, etc.)
Cleaning: Mild soap and water and (depending on the material/texture) a soft bristle brush
Installation: For a seamless application and less waste, it is recommended that you contract a professional wallcovering installer. Contact LEVEY for certified installers in your area.
Where to buy: Distributor
Sold by: Lineal yard (widths of rolls vary from 36″ – 54″ with a typical length of 30 yards)
Made from: Paper
Ideal for: Low traffic areas, such as accent walls and powder rooms
Cleaning: Wipe with a damp cloth
Installation: Although one can hire a professional (recommended for more costly rolls, e.g. hand-painted), wallpaper is typically a DIY project
Where to buy: Home improvement stores and outlets
Sold by: The roll (width is usually 27″ with a typical length of 11 yards)
Where to start ?
Looking to add a durable and/or luxurious wall finish to your home? Peruse our library of top quality vinyl wallcovering brands and search by colour, scale, style…you name it!
For more information on our many materials, uses and customizable wallcovering, contact LEVEY, Canada’s top wallcovering distributor.
PRODUCT LIST 2018
Unique and endlessly customizable, Kaleidoscope is a new pattern available exclusively from LeveyArt Digital. Scalable to any size, continuous for boundless tiling, and custom primary and background colour options allow you to make this design your own. Printable on your choice of media. Also available in 8 standard colourways as a Type II vinyl wallcovering.
UNIQUE-MAG is our most advanced dry erase product. Digitally printable, magnetic receptive, and (optional) dry erasable properties makes it the most customizable writeWALLS product to date.
UNIQUE-MAG can turn any space into a work-ready piece of art.
Two ways UNIQUE-MAG can work for you
IIDEX Canada 2016
WALLCOVERING IS HAPPENING NOW AT LEVEY
“The Dry Erase people are now also the Digital people.”
Experience fearless new heights when you cross over to custom digital.
LeveyArt will change your perspective.
Happening at Booth 5221.