Mastro’s Steakhouse

Submitted by Don Carstens

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Client: Mastro's Restaurant Group

Location: Costa Mesa, Ca, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $72,000

Project Team

Artist

Don Carstens

Don Carstens Art

Architect

STDR Architects

STDR Architects

Overview

Mastro's Steakhouse is two floors at 18,000 sf . As the Project Designer I spent over one year designing the exterior architectural changes and interior changes. Directly across from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts . Also directly behind is the Noguchi California Scenario Garden.

Goals

As the project designer it was my job to find and purchase 37 works of Art . While doing this task my clients requested that I myself as an artist create some of the Art . Out of the 37 total I did 12 in various locations thru-out the two floors. The goal was to place the Art of different colors and themes in the right rooms, I also designed the lighting and installed all the Art .

Process

Well the collaboration was with myself which is more challenging than you can imagine .It is a restaurant and an environment which needs to be sophisticated and the entertaining at the same time. Some art needed to support the theme of Music , Wine or just be intense in a low light setting.

Additional Information

As an Interior Designer and Artist I worked with this group ten years. I completed five Steakhouse restaurants and also designed there Logo .The locations are Scottsdale Az. , Beverly Hills , CA , Costa Mesa and Thousand Oaks , Ca. The Clients sold their company of seven restaurants for $190,000,000.000 in 2008 .