In the Mullin Automotive Museum, founded by car collector Peter Mullin, owner of the largest collection of Bugattis in the world, the architectural design is an essential component of the museum. And the elevator, placed centrally in the building, is a fundamental feature of that plan. Tom Shield, President of Modular Elevator Manufacturing, explained the intricate process of installing the elevator into the museum, as well as the architectural thought that went into the design.
“Symmetrical waveform grilles surround the elevator mechanism, symbolic of the art deco style, featuring geometric and vertical characteristics.” He described how the elevator rises from the museum’s main floor through the mezzanine up to a beautiful roof deck and garden. The elevator serves as a piece of art itself, doubling as a photo gallery. Shield says that the architect chose to use Modular Elevator Manufacturing “to satisfy both aesthetic and functional needs.”