RUSK & RUSK So L.A., Glasgow Restaurant Bar

RUSK & RUSK Glasgow, So L.A. restaurant, Strathclyde bar design, Glaswegian events space interior

RUSK & RUSK So L.A., Glasgow

New restaurant, bar and events space interior Building in Scotland by Mosaic Architecture + Design

17 + 15 Dec 2018

Design: Mosaic Architecture + Design

Location: 43 Mitchell Street, Glasgow city centre, Scotland, UK

Following on from designing Hutcheson’s City Grill, The 158 Club Lounge and The Spanish Butcher, Mosaic Architecture + Design has completed its fourth restaurant, bar and events space interior for RUSK & RUSK to date in So L.A., perhaps its most stylish and ambitious yet.

RUSK & RUSK So L.A., Glasgow Restaurant & Bar
43 Mitchell Street building image courtesy of the owners of the 43 Mitchell Street venue

RUSK & RUSK So L.A., Glasgow Bar / Restaurant

RUSK & RUSK at So L.A. in Glasgow

With a brief to design and deliver the interior for a new restaurant, bar and events concept inspired by Pacific Rim fusion and the Los Angeles dining scene, So L.A.’s layout takes inspiration from classic American mid-century diners with oversized curved booths and retro lines, while the muted material palate of concrete, aged woods, leathers and blackened steel – rivets and bolts included – owes much to America’s ‘steel made’ industrial heritage.

RUSK & RUSK So L.A. Glasgow bar
43 Mitchell Street property photograph courtesy of the building owner

Fittings such as joinery, glazed screens, decorative lights, even personalised hand-stamped LA door handles, kick plates and push plates are bespoke designed by Mosaic in collaboration with co-founders James and Louise Rusk, resulting in a striking architectural interior.

Hidden beneath the bar and restaurant, guests will find The Whitebox. Concrete, steel and aged wood are again prevalent, while the walls are formed almost entirely of blockwork, lending a club-like feel to the restrooms.

RUSK & RUSK So L.A. Glasgow bar interior
43 Mitchell St photograph courtesy of the property owner

‘The White Box’, So.L.A.’s events and function space, caters for 80 people with its own bar and feels like a trendy modern art gallery or LA warehouse venue.

Stuart Black, Mosaic’s Head of Interior Design, said: “RUSK & RUSK are great clients to work with; very hands-on and collaborative. They have great design instinct and a vision that enabled us to create a unique interior we are proud of and which offers a unique addition to Glasgow’s thriving hospitality sector.”

RUSK & RUSK So L.A., Glasgow Restaurant & Bar interior at 43 Mitchell Street
43 Mitchell Street photo courtesy of the property owners

Mosaic Director Stephen Mallon added: “It was terrific to work with RUSK & RUSK on another exciting project. The various challenges that this project presented were unique and managing the consultants, suppliers and contractors for this project proved key to its success following a great team effort.

“Once again, a terrific new venue has been created; and one which the team has already enjoyed frequenting and, I’m sure, will continue to frequent on many occasions in the years ahead.”

Commenting on the contribution made by Scottish architects Mosaic Architecture + Design, James and Louise, said: “Mosaic’s professionalism is second to none; the energy and enthusiasm with which they approach projects is exceptional. We always enjoy collaborating with Mosaic and, time after time, they deliver an exceptional service.”

So L.A. is a 220-cover outlet over two floors at 43 Mitchell Street in Glasgow city centre. The design project value was £1 million.

So L.A. Glasgow at 43 Mitchell Street images / information from Mosaic Architecture + Design

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