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By Jeffrey Stouffer, Assistant editor National Floor Trends Magazine

When Adam Rubinstein was hired to design the interior of the Heart Hospital and Heart Institute of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, CA, his first act was to take the traditional ideas usually associated with hospital decor and toss them out the nearest window.

"Hospital design has been tremendously hampered by ultra-conservative administrators afraid of anything but routine, sterile, white or bland coloration," Rubinstein said. "Typically, it is this white coloration that becomes easily soiled, dirty-looking and, over time, depressing to look at."

One of the design concepts of the Heart Hospital is to help foster wellness by lifting patients' spirits with color and exciting surroundings. The conservative carpet-and linoleum look has been replaced with a series of tile designs that reach from the main lobby to the last patient room.

"The design theory I used with the lobby floor was to reflect the shape of the room with the shape of the tiles," Rubinstein explains. "Pure geometry was the inspiration. The color transitions were inspired by the geometric metamorphosis typical in works by artists such as M.C. Escher, as well as Islamic motifs."

That inspiration was enough to attract the attention of the Association of Italian Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, who selected Rubinstein and his One Dream Design as the recipient of the Sixth Annual Assopiastrelle Design Award. The award recognizes an American architectural or interior design firm that has enhanced the image of Italian ceramic tile in the United States.

Richetti tiles were used in the hallways, as well as the 12 intensive-care suites. Rubinstein laid the tiles in purposely whimsical patterns intended to draw attention and, hopefully, elevate the occupants' moods.

"Traditionally, intensive care units use linoleum flooring because of its seamlessness and impenetrability," according to Rubinstein. "This has been a depressing affair of dreary patterns and color schemes."

The lobby floor, consisting of terrazzo, marble and granite tiles, was cut with a wet saw on a jig to create one equilateral triangle, two half-triangles and a l" x l" strip. The tiles were then arranged in hexagons that radiate from the center of the room. The jig cutting of the tile gave the installation an appearance that clearly did not come "just out of the box." The design fit the shape of the lobby so well that no awkward transitional cuts had to be made to separate the lobby from the hallway or foyer.

"Having the opportunity to design a floor should be no different than creating a painting, designing a graphic piece or making any kind of art," Rubinstein mused. "Feeling, intent, mood and idea can ultimately be controlled by any good floor designer."

Paul Klein of Klein Tile Design was responsible for the installation. The tiles were supplied by Tony Beroni's VIP Floors of Palm Springs, CA.

Giant animatronic heart -
Veterinary Illustration of Skeletal System -
Veterinary Illustration of Digestive System -
Animated medical illustration of a blocked coronary artery -
Laser atherectomy -
Womens body with age -
Open heart open -
Medical illustration of the structural makeup of a coronary artery -
AIDS virus attacking t-cell -
Insect Illustration -
Veterinary Illustration of Muscular System -
Women with chest pain -
Electronic illustration for Stroke Advertisement -
Electronic illustration of a papilloma in the lactiferous ducts of the breast -
Electronic illustration of a clot in a coronary artery -
Life Cycle of Hook Worm -
Scabies mite book illustration -
Award Winning Ceramic Floor Design Gets to the Heart of Wellness -
Interior Design of Heart Hospital Patient Rooms -
Interior Design of Hospital Lobby -
Exhibit Design and the California Museum of the Heart -
Museum gets to the heart of the matter -

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