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Mi Cocina is spreading the joy of Tex-Mex to the northeast, opening a new location in Maryland. The much anticipated addition to the Texas based chain is its 22nd location and the farthest north by far.

We partnered up once again with M Crowd Restaurant Group to create stunning chandeliers for the new location’s main dining room.

 

Chandelier hanging in the workshop fully assembled

Our designer, Joel Williams, had the opportunity to re-imagine an existing chandelier hanging in Mi Cocina’s flagship restaurant in Dallas’ Highland Park Village. Twenty-three custom parts were designed and fabricated for each chandelier,

 including the glass lanterns created by local stained glass artist Katie McKnight to cap each arm.

Just like any custom job, this project faced it’s own unique set of challenges.

 

“We had a redesign mid process due to construction changes bringing the ceiling height down 2ft more than anticipated,” Joel said, “(but) the biggest challenge was the creation of glass support structure. The tolerances between the fittings of the glass and the metal structure was the tightest I’ve used to date for a chandelier. Each chandelier has 240 glass pieces for the center design.”

This is where we put the employees who misbehave! Just kidding. Custom crates to ship the Maryland Mi Cocina Chandeliers.

With each chandelier containing about 56lbs of glass, transporting them safely from Texas to Maryland was definitely  a concern. Custom crates where built to house each chandelier on their journey north.

Thanks to the care and planning of everyone involved, the chandeliers arrived to be installed before the grand opening. They hang in the main dining room of the restaurant where they will look great illuminating plates of sizzling fajitas and glasses of colorful Mambo Taxis for years to come.

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Special thanks to:

M Crowd Restaurant Group

Katie McKnight

Mike Campbell of KC Electric

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass