the design process of Norman Van Aken’s new West Los Angeles
restaurant, we realized the integration of materials and architecture
presented a creative challenge.We were determined to stray from
traditional terrazzo and cement floors, yet needed an artisan inspired
floor that was seamless and durable.
I worked with Area Code, using their unique architectural wall and
floor systems for over 12 years. I discussed our dilemma with Michael
Fay, owner of Area Code, and chose “Miscela”, their
new hybrid terrazzo/mosaic floor system for the restaurant’s
most prominent areas, including the “Celebrity Exhibition
Kitchen” (approximately 1600 sq. ft.). We selected a Golden
Onyx mosaic with a coordinated matrix of specially formulated terrazzo."
chose to put the floor completely in their hands and they performed
their premier installation without a hitch.
Area Code’s “Miscela” seamless floor provided
us with a stunning floor solution, that complemented our overall
architect for Norman’s (Van Aken’s)
at West Sunset and La Cienega