Designer Thomas Schoos has tackled a wide patchwork of L.A. restaurant spaces from the flashy Koi to the more organic Wilshire and serene Huntley to the muy naco low-rider chic of Pink Taco. Recently, Schoos also designed Seersucker in San Diego for Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey. Now, a rep tells us his latest local plans find him working on Morimoto’s first Mediterranean restaurant, Live, in Hollywood, having just completed the chef’s Napa restaurant and also engineering a Morimoto space in Hawaii. Schoos, who either has eight arms or a giant staff, is also re-hauling that WeHo fun zone O-Bar. In addition, the designer is signed on to a new project tentatively named Montaigne Social House, a combination restaurant, bakery, and lounge due for Hollywood and Vine. Details to come on the project which, regardless of the cuisine, should at least look good given the Schoos treatment.
Wilshire Photo: Hadley Tomicki