With the surge of the tech industry in Charleston, and the ever-expanding Silicon Harbor in our backyard, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce recognized that the aspiring minds of the Lowcountry could benefit from a common space to nurture their ideas and interact with like-minded individuals as they continued to develop their start-up. With the help of the CMCC Entrepreneur Council, the Catalyst Center was born. Free to Chamber members, Entrepreneurs will have the ability to connect with others, meet with mentors and take advantage of countless programs designed to equip them with the necessary tools for starting and growing a business.
We worked closely with The Chamber and contractors to design a working environment to match the innovative and creative thinking that will take place within its walls. Throughout the process, we provided design mock-ups to allow The Chamber to visualize the finished production prior to installation.
We started by breaking up the large, glass panels that lined the busy hallway with frost vinyl. The vinyl produces an etched glass effect that complements the modern design we were seeking.
When entering the Center, guests will be greeted by an expansive wall mural that serves as the centerpiece of the room. The eye-catching image was captured by Aerial Landscape Artist, Yve Assad Photography. Assad’s work was printed on our large format, digital printer and mounted just like wallpaper.
Acrylic is always a great substrate to utilize for interior signage. We printed The Catalyst Center’s entryway sign on our Agfa Anapurna UV flatbed printer before routing it on the Zund. Two pieces of thick acrylic were used with Aluminum standoffs to set the sign one inch off the wood wall, which was then backlit with LED lighting that illuminated the etched out Catalyst Center letters.