The Aritco HomeLift is our shining star and incorporates great functionality with superior design – including room for your own personal touches. The main feature of the lift is the full height backwall panel (the control panel wall) which can hold a fully bespoke design to compliment your home perfectly.
We’ve put together a brief guide to designing your home lift backwall artwork to help you make the most of your homelift – whether you want it to blend in or stand out from your home.
Gartec offer a full service including design, print and fit of backwall art, or you can do this yourself. For any assistance please just call 01296 397100.
Designing your Home Lift: Lighting
The backwall panel has lights behind it running around the edge of the frame (like a lightbox) which highlights and brightens your statement piece. The lights give a silhouette effect so simple patterns and blocks are turned into fantastic creations easily.
Some of the Aritco designer’s artwork, like Skyline by Erik Undehn, features a silhouette already and works well. Similarly, Orientallic by Alexander Lervik uses simple colour and repeating pattern to highlight the more intricate design with the light.
Designing your Home Lift: Colour
Think about the positioning of your homelift within your house; what colour schemes and designs does the lift stop near? If you have bold wallpaper or strong patterns in your house, you could copy these to blend the lift in whilst making a statement – though make sure it doesn’t clash with other floors.
Consider what colours will look like when lights are off, especially when using bold block colours. Structure by Rikard Lilja is a great example of use of block colour. Note that iStructure uses light and dark coloured areas so when the lights are off it is not too dark.
Similarly, the Sunflower design looks great with the light on and off, as it utilised bold but bright colours. Compare the image with and without lights to see the effect on the colours when designing your home lift.
Use of colour in patterns is also great as the lights silhouette the design. Munstead Court homeowners used a dark green colour for their pattern, which looks great as a silhouette and adds a splash of colour when the lights are off.
Designing your Home Lift: Pattern
Patterns pop against the backwall light – designs like Diagonal and Orientallic by Alexander Lervik demonstrate the effect well. The lighting enhances the design and, with a splash of colour, can create a modern effect or a classic look.
Intricate and very small patterns can get lost against the light. Patterns with strong lines are enhanced the most by the lightbox so for the best effect have a look at the images on this page for ideas!
Designing your Home Lift: Design Size
The design can fill all, half or just some of the area on the backwall. Gartec have considered using silhouettes on one side, or patterns radiating from the control panel, as well as half-height images (the Sunflower) and full size art.
Try to picture the lift with the art – drawing a basic representation could help you decide when you’re designing your home lift art.
Remember that your design will be missing a square in the middle for the control panel!
Designing your Home Lift: Inspiration, Ideas and Designs
Previous designs could be a great starting point to find inspiration and to get an idea of what will look good and provide the effect you want when designing your home lift.
The homeowners at Munstead Court found some wallpaper patterns that they liked and created a similar pattern that looks stylish and modern when lit from behind, and is understated and simple with the lighting off.
Similarly, Orientallic uses the lightbox to highlight the intricate areas, but looks simple and classic when off.
Block colour designs, like Structure, ulitlise strong lines and bold colour groupings to draw the eye but retain a modern and stylish feel.