Client: Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Tavistock Development
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $20,000
Amy Parry Projects
Blue Lantern Studios
The Wave Hotel showcases the property’s signature focus on art, technology, and unexpected design. A striking collection of contemporary art fills floor-to-ceiling niches. The furnishings, too, double as artwork, with iconic modern pieces designed by Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner, and Marcel Wanders. The 234-room hotel includes two restaurants, a lobby bar, a ballroom, and meeting rooms, as well as 18 luxurious suites.
The palette of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Bacán, is warm, enticing, and vibrant, reflecting its Latin-influenced American cuisine. Dozens of lanterns illuminate the restaurant, and a beautiful 20-foot artwork by Atlanta-based artist Amy Rader overlooks the central dining area.
Accolades: Travel & Leisure
The Bacán restaurant art piece is a focus piece to the restaurant and also visible from The Wave Hotel. My goal was to research the area, themes of the restaurant and their customers. I utilized that research to create a narrative piece that includes native flora and fauna, captures the color palette used within the interior and appeals to both young and old audiences.