Isaac Wilhelm

Isaac Wilhelm

Los Angeles, CA, US


Gesso_Pizza Restaurant

Formerly Pitfire Pizza on Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, Gesso is an upscale spinoff of its predecessor. Boasting an industrial artist warehouse vibe, metal and glass control how much you see of what.  The main dining area is separated from the entrance by a custom-built stain glass tunnel.  Resembling the large gridded windows of an abandoned warehouse, the kitchen is silhouetted behind the bar by a translucent glass and metal wall. The walls of the restaurant are painted in gesso, depicting paintings truthfully with multiple stages of layering and shading. Stacked bottles in the wine room are visible through the negative space between colorful spools of thread, emphasizing the beauty of unit through superimposition.

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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Interior Architectural Designer
Additional Credits: Reed Architectural Group