Conceptual interior layout featuring modern furnishings, colored lighting, planters with flowers, and surfaces covered with solid colored and DINOC films.

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Take a look at our case studies from customers around the world to see how 3M solutions can be used to create beautiful architectural designs, and find some fresh design inspiration for your own projects.

  • Hotel norm.air fuji

    Case Study: A private hotel with luxurious and relaxing atmosphere

    Hotel norm. air fuji is a private hotel for exclusive rentals, limited to one couple per day, located on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi in Japan. It's design inspiration comes from the concept of a luxurious “chill” environment, with the hotel overlooking sky, forest, and lake. As the name “air” suggests, the hotel offers an extraordinary experience of floating in the sky.

    The interior is simple and solid, like a gallery. The furniture and fixtures are custom designed by artists and designers, allowing you to enjoy colours, shapes, and styles that are different from those of everyday life.

    The dignified air of Lake Kawaguchi and the view of the water from the terrace. The exuberant feeling of being enveloped in an extraordinary place away from one's everyday life makes “chill” even more appealing.

    What resonated with the sensibilities of the hotel owner, who sought refinement, was the trend-setting design and functionality of 3M DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and FASARA™ Glass Finishes.

  • Hotel norm air fuji entrance
  • Glass finish to create privacy without disconnecting indoor and outdoor space
  • Unusual comfort with trend-setting 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes and 3M™ FASARA™ Glass Finishes

    The concept of the hotel is "chill" and "art”. The inspired interior design is minimalist and monotone to complement the art and to create a sense of extraordinary exuberance.

    The owner himself selected "pink grey," a more sense appealing colour than grey, as the concept colour for the interior. Most of the materials, such as the rich coloured paint on the walls, the floor tiles, and the ceiling cloth, are unified with pink-grey as the base colour, creating a space with beauty and depth.

    The pink-grey colour of the DI-NOC™ Architectural Finish was used for the entrance storage and doors. The matte texture enhances the sophistication as well as the durability against scratches and stains.

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  • Photo of Keita Onooka, owner of hotel norm. air fuji

    “FASARA™ Glass Finishes in the outdoor bath is very popular with guests.
    The gradation of the film, which takes advantage of the transparency of the glass, blends in with the space and creates a high quality finish.”

    Keita Onooka
    Owner of hotel norm. air fuji

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Surface Finishes

3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes are decorative and functional surface films used to create stunning visual effects on a variety of surfaces. Available in over 1,000 designs, 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes offer the warmth of wood grain, sleek feel of metal, cool essence of natural stone, pure colour, and hundreds of other on-trend designs.

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Glass Finishes

Whether you’re looking for a decorative design, privacy or both, 3M™ Glass Finishes offer the perfect solution to meet your design needs. This ever-expanding portfolio is available in over 100 designs and addresses the needs of various spaces while leveraging the latest in global trends.

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Graphic Films

Create beautiful architectural designs that represent your brand and elevate design with customisable graphic and coloured films, overlaminates and retroreflective films for surfaces, floors, sidewalks, and more. If you can imagine it, you can print it.

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    Beautify interior spaces with a variety of architectural finishes, customizable graphic films, decorative and functional glass films, UV blocking window films, and more. No matter how grand your vision, 3M™ Architectural Finishes can help you bring it to life.

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    Refresh an existing façade and grab attention with eye-catching graphics and architectural finishes that enhance your client’s brand. 3M™ Architectural Finishes make it possible to reimagine exteriors without a major renovation.