Project of The Month: MIO Apartments

Image by Indigo Real Estate © 2017

Western Neon is pleased to collaborate with Indigo Real Estate on Mio Apartments, their newest community property in Seattle. Located in the classic Roosevelt neighborhood, this ultra-modern collection of sleek and inviting Studio, Urban 1 Bedroom, and 1 Bedroom dwellings are inspired by local color and feature an array of amenities. Interiors feature stainless steel appliances, reflective quartz countertops, and sophisticated lighting solutions. Additionally, customizable decorative wall decals can be installed by on-call professionals to personalize each selected unit.

From the beginning, Indigo Real Estate sought to establish their exterior signage as an element that would not only convey these overall style objectives but simultaneously express them with the surrounding neighborhood with a minimal yet stylish approach.

Image by Western Neon © 2017

“We wanted a sign that was specifically modern, inspired and original, the acronym for MIO, for our newest apartment community in the Roosevelt district. Western Neon gave us what we asked for and scored a perfect 10. The team went above and beyond in exploring creative ideas with us, while understanding our budget. They really listened to our goals and went the extra-mile to create something special and memorable that could accomplish all of our objectives. Throughout the process, they kept us up to date on the progress, and in the end – we have an apartment sign that met and exceeded our expectations. We will definitely work with Western Neon again and would highly recommend their firm, for any and all signage needs.”

– Lehua Shiroma, Indigo Real Estate

Image by Indigo Real Estate © 2017

To accomplish this, Western Neon fabricated a unique set of channel letters with painted steel returns and acrylic faces. To add to the minimal feel of the building and style guide, the power supply was discretely hidden in an access panel in the soffit above the sign. The entire unit is illuminated Bitro LED modules and operated by their ultra-customizable RGB controller – allowing a full spectrum of scenes, color arrays, and prismatic effects. Conveniently, the lighting effects can also be operated by the Easy Lighting App for iOS and Android. With integrated elements like this, MIO Apartments is set to be as iconic on the exterior as they are on the inside for years to come.