The Renaissance Man is a reality show which follows architectural designer Jimmy D’Allessio as he tackles high-profile projects that require his unique talents. His devotion toward the perfection of his art makes for an awe-inspiring experience. From his brilliant concentration for the minutest details to the tight shift he runs on construction sites, Jimmy knows what he wants and knows how to get the job done without sacrificing his vision. It is this commitment that makes Jimmy the ‘go-to guy’ for opulent clientele looking to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
His creative and imaginative designs are rooted in the architecture of Antonio Gaudi, the paintings of Salvatore Dali, and the organic nature of the French architectural style, Art Nouveau. These influences are omnipresent in all of Jimmy’s designs; including mural work, sculptures, industrial buildings, over 200 restaurants, and over 30 custom homes. The organic nature of Art Nouveau is what has allowed Jimmy to devote his mind, body, and soul to the complexity of the designs, and complete them with unmatched precision and diligence.
Jimmy’s current project and the focus of the pilot episode for The Renaissance Man is located at The Cutting Room in New York City.
The Cutting Room is owned by Steve Walters, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and Chris Noth, of Sex and the City fame. Opened in the late-1999, The Cutting Room has managed to become a prominent establishment in the New York City music scene. They have
hosted a variety of musical performers and celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Joan Rivers, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopie Goldberg, Ethan Hawk, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kid Rock, Vanessa Carlton, David Bowie, Chris Rock, Kelsey Grammer, Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Russel Crowe, Tobey Maguire, Robert Deniro, Gavin DeGraw, Missy Elliot, and the Saturday Night Live cast.
The Cutting Room is Jimmy’s largest undertaking to date and proving to be the challenge it was expected to be. As with any project Jimmy takes on, he intends to make The Cutting Room a one-of-a-kind experience by creating original works of art. To give an idea of his vision: He is going to carve an enormous bar out of mahogany to resemble a Fender Stratocaster guitar and he will also be constructing a 24-tier Fender Stratocaster guitar chandelier to grace the ceiling of The Cutting Room.
Jimmy’s wide-range of unique artistic talents and explosive personality are what will make The Renaissance Man the next big television show to enter your living room. What separates Jimmy from any other person in his profession is his ability to complete his projects in half the time and still maintain an exceptional quality; however, his extreme work ethic creates a frenetic atmosphere on-site and leads to conflict with employees who fail to meet his expectations. Their failures and his reactions present an endless amount of entertainment that would easily lead someone to say that Jimmy D’Alessio is the Gordon Ramsay of construction.