Abandoned power station, Berlin
Tanner Street, Bermondsey
In 2010 we were commissioned by Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton, a duo who go by Light Collective, a lighting design company and consultancy. They asked us to cook a polychromatic dinner to be served under high performance lighting systems built by Xicato, an American LED manufacturer. We designed five courses, and our friends Robin and Brandy of Robin Collective made colour changing 'Bizarregaritas' to be served before dinner.
The following year, we travelled to Berlin to cook another dinner in a disused power substation in Mitoab. The labrynthine building was festooned with LEDs and spotlights and featured an installation by designer Flynn Talbot. We sought and sourced ingredients and equipment all over Berlin, not knowing where to look, or what we'd find.
The third dinner was held in the massive wooden loft of a warehouse in Bermondsey, in March 2013. We served five courses, starting with red, as we had for the previous dinners.