"Out of the Darkness, Into the Light" - UMAMI Burger, Anaheim, CA
Two 12ft x 7ft wall murals and matching 52" diameter chandeliers were commissioned by Los Angeles based, Umami Restaurant Group. The pieces are composed of over 400, circa-1929 California license plates that were excavated from the actual restaurant site in Anaheim, California, which was once home to a Packard auto dealership. The installation speaks to the owner's desire to utilize only natural and recycled materials, to honor the buildings history and to uniquely serve the revitalization efforts in historic downtown Anaheim.
"Out of the Darkness, Into the Light" was on public display in Boulder, CO from April 15th - April 30th. On May 9th, 2012, the plates were sent back to where they came from. Returning not as a buried mass of surplus steel, but to live on as the illuminated backdrop of Umami Anaheim.
In November 2012, the installation received the Julie Mayer Award, the highest honor presented by the Anaheim Arts Council for Art in Public Places.
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Dish Gourmet - Boulder, CO
The gravy boat/cultivator pendants were designed specifically for the space above the counter at Dish Gourmet. The owner wanted matching fixtures that incorporated weathered items paired up with kitchenware.
(w:9” h:13” d:8”)
Water Grill - Los Angeles, CA
As part of the renovation of Los Angeles seafood institution, Water Grill, his set of four matching nautical-themed fixtures accompany the focal point of the space; a 30 foot ocean mural and collection of vintage fishing rods. They are made from authentic glass fishing floats and fabricated bases.
(w:14” h:16” d:14”)
UMAMIcatessen - Los Angeles, CA
Afterglow was contacted by Los Angeles-based, The Umami Restaurant Group to enhance the atmosphere of their new dining concept, UMAMIcatessen. Twenty eight fixtures in all, eight pendants assembled from stamped aluminum scraps, oil funnels and obsolete hand tools were suspended above the bar. Ten vintage milk crates and their original 8oz bottles were arranged in two groups of five and stacked as columns behind two of the four food kiosks. And finally, ten retrofitted antique stage light housings acquired from the adjoining Orpheum Theater were hung from ceiling struts in the brand new 7500sq ft space in downtown Los Angeles.
Made Movement - Corporate office, Boulder, CO
A set of 1950's steel dairy milk crates and their original half gallon glass bottles have been repurposed to illuminate the conference room of Made Movement's Boulder office. The set hangs from a fabricated power strip that leads to a wall-mounted junction box. A fixture of its own, the antique steel first aid box houses two internal bulbs diffused by he taillights of a '51 Chevy pickup.
(w:62” h:50” d:14”)
"Heirloom-inescent" - Private Residence, Boulder, CO
This chandelier was made from both the clients' unused heirloom silverware and assorted, matching antiques. Two main goals of the project were to build proportionate to the room space and to design a fixture that was industrial and equally whimsical.
(w:50” h:32” d:32”)
Hullabalu - Corporate office, New York, NY
A set of 1950's steel dairy milk crates and their original half gallon glass bottles have been repurposed to illuminate the communal workspace of Hullabalu's NYC office.
(w:62” h:24” d:14”)