ABOUT ART MIX PRODUCTIONS
Hi I’m Patti Krohngold, Founder + Creator of ARTMIX Productions + Design. I have been in the nightclub and restaurant business in Atlanta, GA since 1986. I have created interiors for my husband, partners and others for over 30 years.
I named my company Art Mix. A mix of function, and art. I have always strived to create an interior that is the perfect fit for my client. I am an observant artist first a designer second. In my head, I can see the brand, the bits, and pieces of the new bar or restaurant. I know the materials to use and the way a nightclub works or how a restaurant needs to flow.
I have many years of experience at creating interiors that tell a story — multiple layers of materials and original artwork to create a brand-able identity for the business owner. That is what sets me apart from other designers.
MORE ABOUT PATTI
WHO INFLUENCED YOUR WORK?
My work is influenced by Philippe Starck, Julian Schnabel and Kelly Wearstler.
WHAT DO YOU DO EACH DAY?
I wake up with my cup of coffee, feed Matilda the horse and begin my day. I travel to visit a job site or make calls to clients. I work with a very talented team of artisans so I am constantly in touch with everyone.
WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN AESTHETIC?
I am a chameleon, I have to be to give the client what they want. Some club owners want very high end materials that have never been used before by their competitors, such as lit onyx and gold metal. Some clients like distressed and warm materials so I seek out barn wood and antiques to use in a new way.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
I work out of my home on 6 acres in the country, 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I work with clients in and outside of Atlanta, 24/7.
WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
I studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design.
WHEN DID YOU START ART MIX?
1986, with the first bar that we opened called Colorbox. After that I have created many, many interiors for other business owners.
WHY DO YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING?
I love what I do! But this wasn't always the case. After working for Starbucks in Miami with their design team of 60 designers I decided that corporate was not for me. I needed to get back to what makes me happy. I moved back to Georgia in 2013 and continued with my ART MIX business.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WORK WITH YOU?
I am very easy to talk to. I communicate with the client at the very beginning to understand exactly what they are looking for. I have a huge imagination that I use to create these one-of-a-kind interiors unique to the business.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
That depends on each client and the scope of work. If I have all the information, I can design an interior in one week's time.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH?
I work with everyone. Hookah bar owners, high end restaurants, local taverns, fast food restaurants, beer breweries... the list goes on. People see my work and find out it’s me and give me a call. It's as easy as that. I come and see the space. I have a long conversation about what the needs and wants are, what the budget is, I receive a down payment, then I deliver a design video for discussion.