3D Design

Le Petit Chef is Here To Entertain You.

Over the last 4 years I’ve seen a ton of projection mapping stuff. The technology was white hot a few years back with everyone and their dog doing huge scale, big budget productions. The medium of choice was usually a huge building or stadium floor. That’s why I find this so refreshing. I came across “Le Petit Chef” tonight while doing some research for a freelance gig I am doing, and fell in love.

The brain child of Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck from Skullmapping, created the show to enhance the dining experience at a new restaurant. In the production, dining guests are greeted by a small chef that emerges from the table, and maneuvers on and around the physical table settings. The chef entertains the guests at the table by putting on a fun show creating their pixel dinner from scratch. At the end the chef has a small accident that cues the staff to bring plates of real food.

It’s a novel and whimsical idea, very fun and entertaining.  This is the kind of thing I could see making it to places in Vegas as well as Disney theme parks. It’s a perfect fit for the Rain Forest Cafe, and at the same time I could see this entertaining dining guests at up scale eateries as well.

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One Piece At a Time, from Jonathan Brand

I love paper sculptures. I have since I was a kid. I think it all comes back to that thing of cutting out shapes, gluing stuff together, getting all hands on and making something.

Jonathan Brand’s latest exhibit titled “One Piece at a Time” is a paper sculpture of a 1969 Ford Mustang that has been disassembled and shown as a sum of it’s parts. Brand’s method is a bit more high tech than the way I used to make paper sculptures. Brand starts with 3D drawings on a computer which are printed on a large format ink jet printer, then cut folded and glued together.

No matter how he creates, these the end result is really nice. For more info on his process and the exhibit, check out his site here.

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Jonathan’s work is represented by Hosfelt Gallery in New York.