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Eating Together, Alone

An endless dining counter plays with the sometimes anonymous experience of the American diner counter and the question of eating in public, alone.

An expansive yellow countertop wraps the perimeter of the L-shaped dining space. Serving comfort food late into the night, the orientation of the countertop, along with a series of parallel mirrored surfaces, puts diners in close proximity without direct interaction. Lighting amplifies the countertop as the primary experience of the space and careful attention is paid to acoustics to create a soft and continuous environmental buzz.

Client

 

Saus (restaurant with 25-seat countertop)

Status

 

Completed 2019

Project Team

 

Supernormal design team: Elizabeth Christoforetti, Nathan Fash, Ningxin Cheng

Lighting Design: Dan Weissman, Lam Partners

 

Photography: Jane Messinger

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