“The lighting is an integral part of the dining experience. Using light, we created different ambiences to create different seasons and ultimately different feelings and memories. Good food is a given, but dining is an experience that extends beyond our taste buds to the environment we are in,” said Cheng Hsin Yao, owner of Picnic Singapore.
Changing seasons, changing lighting sceneries
To recreate the four seasons in Singapore’s indoor city garden, the connected lighting system was used to create changing scenes, such as passing clouds during the day to rosy sunsets and starry night skies. The connected lighting technology is synced with the weather forecast and tracks changes up to three times a day. The system also has the flexibility to create dazzling light effects for special events.
To provide that extra outdoor feeling 13 custom-made food trucks and food counters are parked within the indoor gardens. In the restaurant, are three seating zones: the Flower conservatory, the Astroturf covered picnic grounds and the Beer garden. Philips luminous textile panels were used as a backdrop, above as the sky and all around the Flower conservatory and Beer garden to mimic scenes of the changing seasons with customized decorative effects.
The restaurants serve traditional favorites and contemporary cuisine from around the world, ranging from authentic Italian pizzas and pastas to traditional Japanese dishes. The various dining and food display zones are enhanced with Philips Fresh food LED lighting recipes, that bring out the rich colors and textures of each dish. Besides serving good food, quality coffee may be ordered at the espresso bar or drinks from the cocktail bar – a perfect aperitif when watching the sunset. All areas have been designed with well-travelled, hip, social media-savvy food lovers in mind.
About: The 930 square meter (10,000 square feet) restaurant opened in December 2016.
Architecture & Design: Felicia Toh of Quarters Design Studio in Singapore was responsible for the interior design and the concept of Picnic.
Technology used: The technology used to illuminate Picnic includes: 20 Philips luminous textile panels, 20 Philips StylID with FreshFood technology, 275 Philips Modular Instrument luminaires, 20 meters Philips PureGlow, 200 meters Philips Color Kinetics iColor Flex, 30 Philips Color Kinetics Color Burst Powercore, 100 Philips Master LED tube and 150 Philips dimmable LED DecoClassic filament bulbs. The Philips StoreWise system works as a backbone for the lighting and integrates Philips Dynalite, Philips Color Kinetics and Philips luminous textile with Kvadrat Soft Cells.