Heston Blumenthal makes an ingenious addition to his renowned multi-sensory dining offering. With the help of design firm Seymourpowell and cabinetmaker Mark Heeler, a miniature Victorian mechanical house that boasts sumptuous desserts now stand at his three Michelin-starred Berkshire restaurant The Fat Duck.
The small house is designed on top of a wooden trolley and features intricately made Victorian details such as the windows, moldings, and storefront signage. Interior lights can be visible from the outside looking in and even the small chimney spews out smoke. With a turn of a brass handle located on the side of the trolley, the mechanical shop of sweets opens to the dessert fanatics. Every little furniture and material used inside look authentic as if they were all magically reduced to scale.
Blumenthal also made sure to have Heeler detail his own childhood bedroom inside the house of sweets to add a personal touch.