Introducing Footlights| Motawi's Newest Star

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An Ann Arbor Original

When Ann Arbor's iconic State Theatre was threatened by a wrecking ball, local leaders stepped in to preserve and restore this 75-year old Art Deco jewel. Fortunately, their vision included incorporating a Motawi tile installation. Our team was involved in the design process right from the start.

Nawal Motawi was inspired by the streamlined details of the original theater to created a unique Art Deco tile designed specifically for the State Theatre. When the restored cinema reopens in late 2017, our Footlights Border will be one of the stars of the updated concession lounge. Adorning the walls and floor of a prominent drinking fountain niche, these leading ladies are ready for their close-up!

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To read more about the Footlights installation inside the State Theatre, or to donate to the restoration project, click here.