Artificial Foliage in Museums, Zoos & Casinos
Artificial Foliage is used in all public venues, in one scale or another. Museums, Zoos and Casinos are prime examples of public venues that need to either bring outdoors in, or create a realistic outdoor experience maintenance & hassle free. Venues can use silk foliage for a grand foyer entrance, creating guided pathways in large amphitheaters, setting up a prehistoric setting or even just adding some maintenance free shrubbery in a cafe.
Artificial Foliage in Museums
Museums use artificial foliage in many place settings. Since museums are replicating a historic time or event, they require foliage that looks of the era while making the fake outdoor plants look real because some indoor museum settings are trying to replicate the outdoors. Whether they are using artificial flowers or realistic outdoor plants to represent the outdoors, we work with them to make sure the settings are perfect replicas.
Museums can be magical places. They take you to a time or place that you can only imagine in your dreams. However these more natural-looking exhibits are not easy transformations.
Since the early 1980s, Museums and other institutions focused on creating their exhibits as identical as existing technology will allow. Visitors find themselves inside artificial landscapes, in a different world that can occupy massive interior spaces. Their goal was to look so real it seems as if entire environments have been transported from other continents and moved indoors. Artificial Foliages would help along the way!
Artificial Foliage in Zoos & Aquariums
A zookeepers job is busy enough, so working with artificial foliage in faux natural habitats and animal enclosures is preferred. Zoological agencies work with us for both habitat creation, and creating a themed element throughout an exhibit. Our foliage is used for indoor or outdoor exhibits, aquatic or terrestrial.
With artificial foliage from Autograph, the zookeeper's don’t have to worry about watering,temperature control, using fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides so faux foliage has it's benefits as a low maintenance option. Not to mention no need for pruning or trimming. As safety is always a concern with animals and large crowds; using inherent Fire Retardant replica plants for indoor exhibits, and outdoors, is another influential factor for purchasing artificial foliage in the planning and designing phases. Often times, the animals requires real foliages to mimic their natural habitat. We make our foliages look so real, when looking at the exhibit the patrons will forget the cages! Usually making it impossible to tell which is real foliages vs fake foliage. Our products won't experience breakdown associated with weather or UV exposure. Lastly the color we use is infused throughout. Preventing any future need to touch up, paint or even touch the exhibit. Zookeepers even power wash it!
Some zoological settings utilize artificial foliages to also conceal lighting, audio/video systems, building or plumbing components. The goal is to make the environment look just like it would in the animal's natural habitat, regardless where in the world they originate.
Our foliage is the longest lasting, most durable made available. Chances are we are the manufacturer for the other resellers of artificial foliages. Many of our products comes in Polyblend , which is a fire retardant option.
Artificial Foliage in Casinos
Casinos, Resorts and Hotels have their work cut out for them. A relaxing atmosphere needs to be created. The ultimate goal of a Casino is to keep their patrons playing as long as possible. No visible clocks, outside views, or windows keep the players’ minds on their games. Fresh oxygen is pumped into the game floors ventilation to keep them wide awake and playing.
To give their patrons a relaxed, but not tired feeling, a park- like look of the outdoors is created with plants and flowers using live or replica plants. Adding diversity to the gaming floor’s landscape maze like atmosphere is created, using Replica Green Walls and whimsical planting strategies.
Artificial plants and trees in Casinos are required by Fire Marshalls and the Gaming and Hospitality Industry to have a Class A fire rating . Autograph Foliages has manufactured our Inherent Fire Retardant collection since the 1980’s that matches or exceeds those requirements. With our IFR Inherent Fire Retardant Foliage line, now called our “FireSafe Foliage”, the old fire retardant process of adding messy topical chemicals is no longer necessary. Autograph Foliages also provides a LIFETIME WARRANTY for the use full life of the item. This provides a great value to your customer and is a unique marketing feature only available from Autograph Foliages.
Why does the gaming industry require Class A fire rated Artificial Foliage from Autograph Foliage? For highly populated and traffic areas as Theme parks, Las Vegas Casinos and Hotels, Amusement Parks, Theaters, Concert Halls, etc. SAFETY is the number one priority for building owners and their guests. That is why decorative accents, like faux plants and trees must be specified to be Inherently Fire Retardant even in outdoor environments such as Hotel pool decks, balconies, rooftops, restaurants, nightclubs or any public setting requiring artificial or replica foliage.
Autograph’s advanced Polyblend formula with fire retardant properties offers the maximum UV / IFR protection against fading, melting, rain, heavy winds, or flame spread.It is the first choice of Architects, Art Directors, and commercial buyers world wide because of its over 35 years of proven success, heretofore unmatched by any other replica plant manufacturer.