Drinking Fountain Niche | The State Theatre | Ann Arbor, Michigan

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. Fourtunately, 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 create a unique Art Deco tile designed specifically for the State Theatre. When the restored cinema reopened in late 2017, this Footlights Border became one of the stars of the updated concession lounge.