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.