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THE ROYAL FEAST CHOCOLATE TABLE

Hong Kong, China  (2013)

The biggest and one of the most luxurious shopping malls in Hong Kong, the Harbour City with more than 700 shops within the complex, where Chanel, Fendi and Gucci are neighbours to each other. Gerhard was invited to be the main attraction of their “Chocolate Trail” and the main artist during this one-month period in the art gallery ‘Art by the Harbour’ as well.

He was also able to welcome the famous actress and singer Elanne Kwong, whom he also sweetened with a body painting at a press event of the gallery itself. Further on he had the pleasure to also personally welcome the Austrian honorary consul himself and members of the Austrian embassy in Hong Kong and ask them to join him to sit down at the table as well.

The chocolate table by Gerhard Petzl

Behind the scenes of an amazing art project of a royal feast baroque table,  where a 5 m long chocolate table, with all items on it, made out of chocolate! Around 2500 single pieces were assembled then to a true masterpiece within a week.

A visual feast for your eyes and the 25 000 visitors at the 'Art by the harbour' - gallery at Harbour City, Hong Kong, China by Gerhard Petzl and his team.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to look at this work from the first sketch to the opening ceremony and beyond. This result can be achieved when true craftsmanship, creativity, perfection and European Royal feast traditions are merged together.

Workshop and gallery:
Gallery by the harbour
Gallery by the harbour
Gallery view
Gallery view

Nice temporary working place..!

Welcome to Hong Kong
Welcome to Hong Kong

Nice info wall about the concept.

Sketch of table
Sketch of table

First there was an idea...

Arrival of shipping boxes
Arrival of shipping boxes

Unwrapping everything and checking damages to chocolate items.

End of day 1
End of day 1
Table start
Table start

Starting with the showpiece in the center..

Hand-dipped chocolate leaves
Hand-dipped chocolate leaves
Positioning of plates and napkins
Positioning of plates and napkins
Grapes
Grapes

Lots of singles balls needed to be assembled to grapes.

Fixing broken pieces
Fixing broken pieces
Table legs
Table legs
Working until late night
Working until late night
Finishing the fruit stand
Finishing the fruit stand
Fixing the candles to the stand
Fixing the candles to the stand
First assembling on the table
First assembling on the table
Fixing the flames to the candles
Fixing the flames to the candles
Decorating the side of the walls
Decorating the side of the walls
Set-up the ropes on the side
Set-up the ropes on the side
Hand-piped branches
Hand-piped branches
Piping the logo
Piping the logo
Decoration works
Decoration works
Adding texture to the table cloth
Adding texture to the table cloth
Last polishing
Last polishing

Crew member Simon is polishing away the last chocolate crumbles.

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Finished table:
Fruit stand
Fruit stand
Table set in chocolate
Table set in chocolate
Baroque beauty
Baroque beauty
Center piece
Center piece
Details of fruit platter
Details of fruit platter
5 m table in whole
5 m table in whole
Details of different bottle styles
Details of different bottle styles
The kings seat
The kings seat
Parfait with strawberry on top
Parfait with strawberry on top
Eat and drink as much as you can.
Eat and drink as much as you can.
Candle stand
Candle stand
The work is completed!
The work is completed!
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Visitors and press:
The 3 musketeers
The 3 musketeers

Many thanks to crew members Oliver (left) and Simon for their hard work that week of setup!

Press is waiting
Press is waiting
Press is ready
Press is ready
NOW-TV-clip
NOW-TV-clip

Interview and Video from 'NOW-TV'

Interviews
Interviews

So many microphones...

Visit of Harbour City's CEO
Visit of Harbour City's CEO
With Austrian ambassador
With Austrian ambassador

A very much appreciated visit from Austrian ambassador in Hong Kong and China.

People admire the details
People admire the details
A visitor from NYC
A visitor from NYC
Actress and singer Elanne Kwong
Actress and singer Elanne Kwong
Local newspapers
Local newspapers
Another publication
Another publication
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