December 14th, 2012 _ _
If Santa needs to have a lunch break while flying around on his sleigh, “Dinner In The Sky” could be a likely pit stop.
The essence of a table is a place for an activity that is raised from the ground. The Dinners in the Sky takes this basic concept about 50 meters further, with their 7 tonnes worth of dinning tables that are winched into the sky by a crane. While up there a meal is eaten by 22 seat-belted dinners and served by 5 harnessed staff. These staff have included some pretty big named chefs yet I don’t think that it’s three star cooking that the real show stopper.
This whole table contraption is for rent or sale and seems to be popular as a high end corporate event. I do wonder if etiquette allows them to remind the dinner guests to visit the bathroom first, as I’m sure any wind chill factor would make any call of nature more pressing. One thing that I am sure off, dropping your cutlery would be a major faux pas.
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January 16th, 2012 _ _
Heals on the Tottenham court road in London, is the furniture store where students of architecture go to salavate over various designer goodies. Yet the only furniture that you’re actually likely to use while in Heals is in the Oliver Peyton Restaurant Meals. A few years ago he hired the hip architecural firm FAT,(fashion architecture taste), to design it. Fat’s designs are concerned with real emotions, memory, images, politics , language and place , rather than prevailing diktats of modernist abstraction.
These Trompe l’oeil tables are a careful balance of a language of domestic simplicity and the feel of high quality event. The table-cloth table-top is mdf with a white colour core formica laminate, so there are no black edges at the corners of the formica and it would still looks good even if it were chipped. This sits on a supporting frame that is held off the ground by solid oak legs.
They are quite at home in the restaurant’s oak cut-out set of a garden tea-time, in the centre of London.
January 14th, 2012 _ _
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