At an upscale restaurant in the port city Guangzhou, China, history comes alive alongside patrons in a unique, and immersive, culinary experience. Immersive projection mapping displays fill the room with scenes that hearken to the city’s heyday as a “Maritime Silk Road” and patrons are treated to an exclusive hospitality experience unlike any other.
Guests in its specially designed VIP dining room are treated to breathtaking visuals on all four walls featuring a bustling wharf with merchant ships sailing along the harbor, and scenes of docked ships having their goods unloaded by port workers. A round table that accommodates 12 is also transformed into a projection canvas showcasing lively animated images of a thumb-sized chef serving up virtual steaks in front of each guest.
“The 3D projections focusing on the ‘Maritime Silk Road’ theme are an innovative approach that combines storytelling, technology and cuisine to deliver an exceptional dining experience for VIP guests,” stated Shijie Kong, a spokesperson from Zhongqing Yingye Group who served as the project manager of this installation.
The Right Technology Opens New Worlds
The amazing projections at play are accomplished by 13 Christie DWU760-iS laser projectors, each with a brightness of 7,150 ISO lumens, placed across the dining room ceiling. Ten were employed to display the lifelike images on the four walls, while another three were strategically placed and equipped with in-built Christie Twist to deliver perfectly wrapped visuals for the tables and pillars.
All projectors are also equipped with Christie Mystique for quick installation, alignment, calibration and maintenance of multi-projection systems.
On trialing the Inspire Series, Kong stated that the clients were struck by the visual clarity and color reproduction the system offered, as well the options available to them with the projectors. It was not long before a decision to have the systems installed followed.
In deploying multiple instances of the projectors, the clients have been able to transform their fine-dining establishment into an altogether unique and transformative space. With its current visuals set to punctuate the maritime atmosphere, the clients see the potential to adjust visuals as they see fit so guests can immerse, relax and dine in a variety of multifaceted, virtual worlds.
April Qin, sales director for China, Enterprise, Christie, commented, “Over the years, we have seen a greater number of consumers eager to partake in a more immersive, interactive and novel culinary experience. We are pleased that this fine-dining restaurant in Guangzhou has placed its trust in our new Inspire Series laser projectors to deliver a brand-new dining concept.”