My lighting Design for Temporis restaurant in Chicago, IL begins with sending a proposal to the architect to show him my design and technical intentions. I first received some initial renderings from the architect and talked with owner and co chef Sam Plonick about his culinary intentions. The menu will have seasonal adaptations throughout the year. The menu is a 10+ course tasting menu, fine dining. As the lighting designer for this style cuisine, showcasing the meticulous and intricate plating takes first priority. Helping create an exciting experience and environment is next on the list.
Architects first renderings:
My proposal starts with a simple description of the design, a rough bill of materials, and some rough drawings :
Here is the first version riser diagram, which shows all of the lighting system components: