When the ARIA Resort & Casino was due for a convention center expansion, MGM interiors teamed up with the Goat to design a very unconventional fixture we like to call Arboreal. In the second successful installation at ARIA, the $170 million, 300,000 sq ft multi-level convention center expansion converted a theatre, previously used to host Cirque du Soleil shows, into meeting and ballroom spaces with a business center and rooftop garden. The LEED Gold-certified resort & casino is committed to sustainability and environmental consciousness. LEDs, an energy-efficient light source, are incorporated into the 92’ long sculpture to emulate filtered sunlight cast through the 530 leaf-like foliage clusters. Bringing the outdoors in with “Arboreal”, meaning “living in trees”, achieves harmony of the natural environment within the contemporary interior.