The Renovators – The Judges See The Light
When is a mullet not a mullet? Obviously when hip light designer Marc Pascall has one. Seriously the hair was bad and NOT cool and on anyone else you would have to call it boganesque. As was the fact he had not bothered to shave for his TV appearance. Maybe I just don’t get the creative community.
It was an interesting challenge where the teams had to design a light that would fit in with the “Indian Raj” style of The Victoria Room in Sydney. However there was a twist they all had to design one in different materials, and that was drawn randomly.
As usual some people got the better material then others. Melissa and Keenan, who was looking right sexy with his glasses on, pulled glass. Cue flashbacks to the art deco coffee table that fell apart. Again they had the same issue of heavy glass not sticking.
Jason J who is an interior designer and well as a lighting designer got cane and wood. The highlight of the episode was when they hung their design in the bar, and the exchange that ensued between Jason J and Robyn Holt about the height it should be hanging at. Jason disagreed at Robyn’s suggestion the light should be hung lower. Robyn had a cats meow face that he dared to disagree with her design aesthetic.
They were now never going to have a chance of winning, which was unfortunate for them as it was a nice design.
The grey team (Marrickville shop) led by Christie did a beautiful paper designed light fitting. Peter Ho queried whether it was “indian raj”, however non-bogan mullet man, said it reminded him of pearls so reminded him of Indian Raj. Long bow?
The beige team won with a beaded chandelier which was very glamorous, and props must go to Suzanne who designed and executed the concept. They won a working bee.
The green team of Melissa and Keenan were struggling and looked like they would not finish. Keenan was doing most of the practical stuff, whilst Melissa looked on oversighting or moaning. In the end they had to do the majority of their light with a purple acrylic which meant they had not showcased the glass and this put them in tonight’s elimination challenge.
The orange team of Bob and Peter were also put in the elimination challenge, as the depth of their light fitting which was material was not deemed to be long enough. Peter was giving his death stare to no one in particular and he looked pissed off. Bob took the blame as he said it had been deeper but he had changed it. There was going to be fear and loathing from Peter to Bob after the cameras stopped rolling.
One thing I wish The Renovators had picked up from Masterchef is footage of the contestants in the place they are living. I think with all the different personalities there would have been some great footage of the cliques that have formed and also the tension between certain contestants.