The New Year has arrived! Ambius capped off the 2016 holiday design season helping businesses across North America deck their halls. Ambius offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide commercial holiday decorations, working with businesses of all kinds, from local offices to luxury hotels to national chain stores.
The green-thumbed elves at Ambius outdid themselves this year by churning out wonderful and wintry creations. While many of our colleagues gave up personal time during the holiday for installations and take down services, we take pride in knowing that our work helps spread the holiday spirit.
Enjoy some examples of our holiday designs from 2016 below! Read More
For hundreds of thousands of years, man roamed the grassy plains, the dense forests, and the rugged mountains of the world as nomadic peoples, steeped in the natural world and beholden to it for their own survival. They followed the great herds as they traversed some of the most breathtaking and serene landscapes of the world, stopping only to set up temporary housing communities as the herds paused to rest and roam the untamed earth.
For this time, nature and the outdoors served as our natural habitat in which we lived and thrived, and this cultivated in us a deep-seeded biological bond in which we as a species are tied to this day. Read More
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There is an art to Holiday design that extends beyond the traditional green, red, and white color palette and a string of warm white accent lights around a building’s entryway. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, in fact there is a timeless beauty to these features that is essential to the holiday tradition and will forever be in vogue.
However, beyond the traditional displays of every-year, there are designers and designs that are pushing the boundaries of holiday magic to places never before reached by taking the elements of tradition and infusing them with new imagination, creating designs that are captivatingly new and bursting with Holiday spirit.
The art of Holiday decor requires a deep understanding of traditional design, along with an eagerness to break the rules and push the bounds of design. In order to create the stunning Holiday displays that we see popping up all over the country in shopping centers, town squares, government buildings, and the like during this time of year, much larger creative capacities are needed. Ambius Designers have their fingers on the pulse of the Holiday trends and play off each other’s inspirations.
Just like any form of art, Holiday décor begins with the designs that have worked and adds to it by harnessing the inspirations and excitement that surround the Holidays. This is why the Holidays in particular seem to lend us some of the most brilliant displays of the year. Just like last year and the years before, the design elements of 2016-17 continue to change and evolve with the times.
Here’s our list of the top design elements and themes that you will see this Holiday season whether you’re out walking the wintery landscapes or shopping at your local mall. Read More
There are certain plants that play important and often mysterious roles in holiday traditions and celebrations all over the world. From the Egyptians who decorated trees during the winter solstice to the Pagans and Druids who used Mistletoe in their winter rituals, stories of ritualized plant use span continents and history and have become infused into the mythologies that span generations.
The poinsettia’s story is just as unique as the rest, and despite this celebrated plant’s prominence during the holiday season, its story remains largely unknown — until now.
The story of the poinsettia is one that spans hundreds of years and contains countless twists and turns as it wound its way into our holiday canon. Although it doesn’t pre-date Christianity like it’s Christmas counterparts, the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without the reds and greens of the poinsettia. Read More