Rock ‘n roll I get. Same deal with fish ‘n chips. But Rock ‘n Fish? As the name of a restaurant? When a press release crossed my desk (e-mail inbox, actually) about Rock ‘n Fish, and I said, “OK, I’ll take the bait” (so to speak). I opened up the message and looked at the jpegs. The light fixtures grabbed me. I was hooked.
Rock ‘n Fish is a restaurant at the L.A. Live Entertainment Campus in Los Angeles. The 5.6-million-square-foot mixed-use development is on 27 acres, covering more than six blocks in the city’s South Park district. The Art Deco-style complex includes broadcast studios, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, bowling lanes, music clubs, and a music museum.
For his fine-dining restaurant, owner Michael Zislis wanted to match the architecture of L.A. Live. Zislis and designer Larry Drasin of Beverly Hills created their own intepretation of Art Deco inside Rock ‘n Fish. Toward that end, they wanted one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures.
“We had a preliminary design completed,” Drasin said. “But we counted on the expertise and experience of Sunset Design to take our artistic ideas and make the work as lighting.”
Sunset Designs, South El Monte, CA, works in most media, including crystal, silk, and metal (brass, copper, stainless steel, aluminum, wrought iron and many more).
“We gave them the working drawings and they engineered the fabrication. It was a piece of cake,” Zislis said.
That would be “crabcake,” I assume. —Jim Carper