Available in more than a dozen patterns and in thicknesses from 1/16 to 1/2 inch, Knoll Imago Frozen Fabrics resin-based panels are manufactured through a patented process that involves encapsulating fabric in a high-performance resin called PETG, or polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified. The result is a strong, flexible decorative surface panel that can be custom manufactured in a range of designs, surfaces, colors, and degrees of opacity.
Norma Aeschliman, an interior designer specializing in healthcare environments with Dallas-based Beck Group, recently specified Knoll Imago Frozen Fabrics panels for the 106,500-sf Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas. The product was used to create decorative window panels in the medical center’s cafeteria (right). The panels block unsightly views of the parking lot while allowing light to transmit into the interior space. Aeschliman also specified Knoll Imago for a transaction counter at a reception desk in the hospital.
Why Norma Aeschliman specifies Knoll Imago panels:
“It’s a beautiful alternative to standard products and can be used for a variety of screening and architectural features.”
“It has very high strength with amazing flexibility. It will not shatter, and it can be bent, punched, drilled, or sawed.”
“It meets flammability and smoke-performance requirements, and can be finished with a hard coat to provide additional resistance to scratching.”
Norma Aeschliman leads Beck Group’s Healthcare Interior Design Department, which is responsible for interior design and fit-out construction for all healthcare clients. In addition to interior design, the department provides space planning, design development, construction documents, and construction administration services.
Aeschliman also actively pursues new business opportunities in the healthcare market.
Aeschliman holds a BS in interior design from the University of Texas, Arlington. She is a licensed interior designer in Texas, and is a member of the International Interior Design Association.