It’s a tough time for F&B in Singapore.
While it’s been reported that the hordes are back out thronging malls and leisure spaces, restaurants still have to adhere to reduced seating capacity to leave enough space between diners.
The persistent concern about the need for social distancing will likely mean that many customers will not feel comfortable with crowded dining spaces when they do opt to dine-in. Helped by designers, restaurant professionals are looking at solutions that could help them get their businesses back on their feet.
Here are some ideas that designers have been exploring, which may soon have an impact on the layout of our favourite eateries.
The Plex’Eat concept
Christophe Gernigon, who leads the design studio of the same name, has taken advantage of his time off during lockdown to come up with this concept of suspended plexiglass bells that will ensure a minimal barrier between customers.
In the Netherlands’ capital Amsterdam, the Eten restaurant in the city’s artistic centre Mediamatic Biotoop, has presented a concept of individual glasshouses for each table: a romantic solution for couples who would like a private space all to themselves. The project has been christened “serres séparées” (French for “separate greenhouses”).
Designer Frédéric Tabary has developed a concept for plexiglass enclosures to maintain a distance between individual groups and other diners. The ‘Plexi corner,’ which he has posted on Instagram, is also available for sale. Price: €7,500 excluding VAT for 36 chairs and five modules.
This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.