Komodo’s first incarnation was as a taco truck and then they also decided to set down roots in a 3000 square foot space in Venice Beach, California. They turned to MASS Architecture & Design to create their vision and that included a really cool ceiling treatment that pays homage to their modest roots.

A Venice Beach, CA Restaurant with an Inventive Ceiling in main interior design  Category

They wanted to reference the taco truck without being too literal so that lead them to the paper taco trays that they use on the truck to serve the tacos. After months of planning and coordination, the team spent a week individually screwing, drilling, and piecing together hundreds of the taco trays.

A Venice Beach, CA Restaurant with an Inventive Ceiling in main interior design  Category

The result is a visually enticing, artistic display that references the diagonal seating layout in the space.

A Venice Beach, CA Restaurant with an Inventive Ceiling in main interior design  Category

A Venice Beach, CA Restaurant with an Inventive Ceiling in main interior design  Category

A Venice Beach, CA Restaurant with an Inventive Ceiling in main interior design  Category

Photos by Dez & Tam Photography.