US interiors agency Tihany Design has previously worked on hotel and restaurant concepts for the Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Heston Blumenthal and Wolfgang Puck.Now they've created design concepts for attractive screens to ensure safe social distancing.
The screens are lightweight, easily moveable and storable, simple to clean and maintain and each can be tailored to the restaurant to match the existing interiors.Founder Adam D. Tihany thinks they're the perfect solution for re-creating the intimate dining experiences we've missed.
“Thinking about the reopening of restaurants right now can be stressful, but not thinking about it can be disastrous. We are always looking for ideas and solutions to support our clients and friends, especially now in this new territory."We feel this design feature would help to recreate an intimate and safe dining experience for guests who will appreciate an additional layer of separation," he says.
The firm's managing parter Alessia Genova adds: “The screens are designed with wellness and comfort in mind, but they actually evoke a kind of ‘public privacy’ that we feel might actually offer a positive spin on rebuilding the experience of ‘dining out.’"It becomes an opportunity to focus on the faces and food in front of you while still enjoying the atmosphere, the service, and everything we’ve been missing while apart from our favourite restaurants.”