The exterior of the Hormeta store is wrapped in high gloss acrylic, framing the views from the Harrah’s lobby. Through the glass, the eye is immediately drawn to two full-height 15 FT long interior glass walls depicting beautiful women through an embedded transparent image.
OH WOW Gallery is a widely known and respected gallery company. This Los Angeles, CA location is set in a beautifully restored building. The stark white walls and wood truss ceiling allow the artwork to be the main showcase.
Coffee Commissary in Culver City is the latest installment in the growing coffee chain. The design of this coffee shop features a large u-shaped bar in the center of the space. This focal point is industrial modern in design, setting the tone for the space. Custom built shelving units along with custom designed wooden ceiling slats define the programmatic spatial elements throughout this modern, neighborhood hang-out.
Black and Blue is a high end men’s clothing shop located in “The Lab” anti-mall shopping complex in Costa Mesa, CA. The main point of the design is the floating steel “Panels” that are customized to hold either hanging or folded clothing. The Panels have been hand rusted using an accelerant oxidizer and then sealed to hold the rust pattern. The store is expansive yet cozy, with an intimate atmosphere that gives it the feel of a huge his-or-hers walk-in closet.
Other areas of design consisted of, 2" thick 10ft long floating purple heart wood shelves and a custom curved steel tube making up the changing rooms and hanging bars in one continuous member.
Project: Black and Blue
Retail store for high end denim and Mens clothing. Design consisted of custom metal panels suspended from the ceiling for clothing display, 2" thick 10ft long floating purple heart wood shelves, custom curved steel tubing making up the changing rooms and hanging bars in one continuous member.
Size: 1,300 SF
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Status: Built – 2003
Our latest restaurant design project, WILD, features stunning textures, tile patterning, and floor to ceiling latticework. This latticework is made up of the lines of the tree branches on the ceiling and the strength of the tree on the main walls. The “trees” and their canopies achieve a highly natural element that is interwoven within its setting and create a surprising play of light and shadow throughout the space.
To a designer, a window is an empty canvas that can be used to communicate between the interior space and the exterior passer-by. We conceptualized and designed these glass walls for Jouvence Eternelle to provide transparency, brightness, lightness, and elegance to the space.
This retail space is beautifully designed with circular walls that move customers smoothly through the space. Custom designed shelving and display tables create a welcoming and well designed environment. This project is currently under construction and set to be completed at the end of this year.
GRATIEA Cosmetics is the start of something new on Fremont St. in Las Vegas. Providing a warm and soothing environment to test and sample organic cosmetic, RA used custom light boxes and warm LED lighting to create a minimal but cozy retail space.
The Andrei Duman Gallery in Woodland Hills, CA redefines and explores the typology of the photographic show gallery on various fronts. Commissioned by internationally reputed photographer, Andrei Duman, this gallery continuously pushes the limits of gallery design through the use of differentiated space which in this particular case has no clear boundary. Disrupting the largely rectangular shell of the gallery, the structural system of tree branches were used to reorganize the spatial volume throughout the space.
The propagation of the branching structures are dotted throughout the space with the upward growth expanding toward the ceiling. The success of this design installation is the stunning wooden, floor to ceiling curves and the seamless relationship these curves have with the hanging photographs, giving way to the idea that you are in the landscape in which the photographs were taken. The artwork itself is hung among the trees with wire and glass frames cascading down throughout the branching systems’ canopies. The typology of gallery design is re-imagined as the hanging art pieces redefine spatial volumes with which to experience and consume these world-renown works of art.
The Serenity Oxygen Bar and Aqua Massage terminal in the new quad has been re-designed to reflect the future of on-the-go relaxation therapy. The sleek and sexy curved white oxygen bar invites patrons into the space. The glow from the indirect lighting and the colors from the oxygen tubes create a playful environment. The massage beds are purposely tucked behind a liquid crystal water wall continuing the playful flow of the space.