Decoration inspiration
Friday 11 Jun 2010


MVE Institutional Inc. of Irvine, CA, won top honours in the 'Inspired by Moz' photo competition for a dramatic overhead canopy at Ocean Grill, a vibrant and trendy student restaurant in the Sandhu Dining Hall at Chapman College in Orange, CA. The winning entry features an iridescent royal blue Moz Tides 'waves' that emulates the shimmering waters of the Pacific. The canopy was constructed from solid-core aluminium and finished with a light-reflecting Waterslide pattern. Lit with 'a heightened intensity' to attract diners, the seafood grill is one of several specialty concessions in the 600-seat dining hall. MVE Institutional, an architectural and interiors design firm, received a $1,000 cash prize.

Second place was awarded to WorthGroup Architects of Denver, CO, for a series of avant-garde wine racks, created for the sophisticated 1832 Steakhouse at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. Seemingly suspended in the air, the custom-woven racks hold 150 wine bottles and are constructed from Moz solid-core aluminium in a Coral pattern with chocolate-tone finish. Second place award was $500.

Fogo de Chao Churrascaria in Scottsdale, AZ, took third place honours with an Electric Red Moz custom exhaust hood cover placed over the restaurant's fire-lit rotisserie. With live flames dancing under the churrasco, Moz solid-core aluminium was wrapped around the stainless steel shroud that crowns the rotisserie hood. Moz metal panels were finished in a swirling Waterfall pattern and were mounted four inches off the shroud to heighten the illusion of floating flames.

'Inspired by Moz' was initiated to recognise the creative use of Moz decorative materials in a wide range of installations, including residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, educational and institutional. The competition was open to all industry professionals.

MVE Institutional

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