The famed Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood is known for its exclusive private room and famous patrons like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jimmy Stewart. In fact, it’s such a mainstay in tinsel town that it is the only restaurant to have its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
To help renovate this storied establishment, architectural designer Irwin Miller enlisted the collaboration and printing expertise of Artisan Colour after his online research pointed to ArtisanHD’s large format print capabilities. A 45-minute consultation was all it took for Miller to be convinced that Artisan boasted the capabilities to excel with the size and quality the high-profile project demand.
Together, the team harmonized their visions and created restaurant wall murals that match the stunning and sophisticated spectacle of this Hollywood hangout.
Restaurant Wall Murals That Transport Diners
To illustrate a rich and colorful history dating back over a century, the restaurant turned to world renowned architectural firm Gensler with Principal and Design Director Irwin Miller at the helm. Miller was already amidst designing new dining spaces for the restaurant, so the project evolution came naturally.
The new dining room and private wine room were to be adorned with a series of eight restaurant wall murals, printed on canvas and installed along the upper walls. Since the long-standing owners of the restaurant proudly boasted Italian heritage, the design focused on Tuscan hillsides, with a special spotlight on the Palio di Siena in the wine room. This historic horse race takes place annually in Siena, Italy since 1950, transforming a piazza into a racetrack.
The extra large restaurant wall murals in the dining room feature an immersive panorama of Italian hillsides – a nod to Musso & Frank’s heritage.