Greenleaf IPS was called upon to create a plant wall for UCSD’s newest restaurant, Crave, located in their recently developed mixed-use facility. Our long-standing relationship with UCSD made this partnership a no-brainer. The objective was clear — create a beautiful green wall that would enhance the organic nature of the restaurant.
Would need to consider room usage, maintenance access and lighting to propose suitable design solution.
Location above food counter required a hygenic design and would make maintenance difficult.
Area contained very low natural light.
Restaurant was already open and had high traffic.
We created a digital proposal so the client could visualize and select a direction quickly.
With no maintenance or lighting required, client easily chose our moss design, as it was more suitable to the environment.
Final design would be a full-width preserved moss wall with a white metal logo.
We partnered closely with the buildings’ contractor to ensure we followed proper codes and measurements.
Our metal fabricator built a custom metal frame to fit snugly in the existing, finished space.
We partnered with The Sign Company to create 6” channel letters for the logo that would later be mounted onto the preserved moss panel.
All the components, including moss panels, metal frame and letters, were designed and assembled in our shop to prepare for a seamless install day.
After completion, our client was blown away by the final product. The result was a beautiful preserved moss and faux succulent design, housed in a metal frame sized 19’ x 3.5’.
By request, we scheduled our installation between midnight and 5am. In doing this, we created minimal mess and were unobtrusive to employees and patrons.
Met every objective and we have received high-praise from everyone that has seen it.
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