ID creates pop-up dining experience at local hotspot
Rochester Institute of Technology’s industrial design (BFA) program is taking over one of the area’s hottest restaurants for an evening.
Good Luck, located at 50 Anderson Ave. in Rochester, is ready to host “Designing Dining,” a pop-up restaurant experience curated by 17 School of Design students for Metaproject 08. The one-night transformation of Good Luck will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. Metaproject is RIT industrial design’s annual initiative that matches students with an industry partner to produce innovative designs that address certain challenges.
The real-world client students were mentored by throughout the fall course is Chuck Cerankosky, Good Luck co-owner and a 2003 RIT industrial design alumnus. He’s worked with the RIT design team — comprised of 16 industrial design seniors and one interior design student — to reimagine how dining out can be interpreted through the lens of industrial design.
The unique approach to this Metaproject iteration will culminate in the restaurant takeover. All semester, students have been planning how elements of Good Luck’s front-of-house — the customer portion — will be redesigned during the dinner hours on Dec. 17.
With each decision being informed from a design perspective, the student design team had control over the overall look and feel of the space, seating and table layout, décor, menu design, interior architecture, ordering and payment systems, dishware and glassware, light fixtures, branding, marketing campaigns, staff uniforms and much more.
Senior RIT interior design student Marla Murrett and the program’s chair, Mary Golden, acted as interior design consultants for the project, contributing their input and expertise.
Tickets for the pop-up include a four-course dinner, wine/beer/cocktail pairings, hospitality and tax. They can be purchased here.
Ticket proceeds support the industrial design program’s effort to take the “Designing Dining” project to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in May 2018 during New York City’s Design Week.