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.


Saus (restaurant with 25-seat countertop)


Elizabeth Christoforetti, Nathan Fash, and Ningxin Cheng. Lam Partners (lighting design).


Completed, 2019.