as life beings to reopen and people slowly yet considerately reconnect during the coronavirus crisis, restaurants and bars must find a new and safe way of welcoming in customers whilst social distancing. while an amsterdam restaurant places diners in their own individual greenhouses, designer christophe gernigon conceptualizes plex’eat which suspends XXL protective visors around the diners’ heads.
plex’eat surrounds the uperp body of each diner
all images courtesy of christophe gernigon studio
the see-through shields aim to protect the diners and staff
each shield hangs down from the ceiling
the cones curve up at the rear so that users can enter/exit
it is made from lightweight plexiglass
as diners sit around a table in a restaurant, christophe gernigon’s plex’eat hangs down from the ceiling, like pendant lights, to surround each person’s upper body. these shields curve up at the rear to allow users to enter/exit. made from transparent plexiglass, the hanging cones ensure that the diners can still see each other and their meals. they are also lightweight and easy for restaurants to clean between sittings.
but, as we adapt to the new normal, could this really be our future for dining in safety?…