Artisan House

Client / Alex Moradi

Area / Historic Core, Downtown Los Angeles

Status / Complete

Type / Restaurant/Bar

The Pacific Electric Lofts building, a former train terminal and headquarters for the Southern Pacific Railroad, was completed in 1905 and is now listed on the National Historic Register. We designed the interiors of Artisan House, located at the building's street level, to remain consistent with this broader heritage.

Artisan House

The Pacific Electric Lofts building, a former train terminal and headquarters for the Southern Pacific Railroad, was completed in 1905 and is now listed on the National Historic Register. We designed the interiors of Artisan House, located at the building's street level, to remain consistent with this broader heritage.

Owner / Alex Moradi

Location / Historic Core, Downtown Los Angeles

Status / Complete

Type / Restaurant/Bar

The Pacific Electric Lofts building, a former train terminal and headquarters for the Southern Pacific Railroad, was completed in 1905 and is now listed on the National Historic Register. We designed the interiors of Artisan House, located at the building's street level, to remain consistent with this broader heritage.

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Inspiration

Our design team oversaw the creation of a 6,500 sf neighborhood restaurant, bar, cafe and market on the site’s northeastern corner. We designed the interiors and key custom furnishings, as well as a custom operable wall, made of steel and antique mirrors, to mark the space between the market and the bar.

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New Uses

The bartop itself was made of repurposed mahogany wood panels that were removed from the building during a previous structural upgrade. We used Carrara marble, also salvaged from the building, for all dining tables and an inlaid Artisan House logo at the entry.

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Collaborations

We designed additional custom pieces in steel and worked with a fabricator for the bar and deli canopies, market shelving, steel and marble dining tables and outdoor patio guardrails.