The Musso and Frank Grill
Amazing projects come along every once in a while if you are fortunate - this is one of those projects. Our design studio was designing the new dining spaces for The Musso and Frank Grill - which is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood and seen in numerous films and television shows during its long history.
I was hired to create a series of 8 murals along the upper walls of the new dining room and private wine room. The concept was around the idea of the hillside of Tuscany and the wine room focused on the Palio di Siena - both themes recalled the Italian heritage of the long-standing owners of the restaurant. The paintings were created with Procreate on an iPad and each was then printed full-scale on canvas with archival inks. They are installed much like wallcovering and then framed in place in the dining room spaces.
The dining room has an immersive panorama of Italian hillsides wrapping around the large space - while the Palio Wine Room gives guests a front row seat to the historic horse race which occurs in Siena, Italy since 1590 and transforms the piazza into a race track for this 75-second race.