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When Restaurants Re-Open, This Is What They May Look Like

The designer stated designs already in market appeared like cubicles in jail, so had been uninviting


A romantic dinner for 2. The wine is superb, the meals scrumptious. It’s virtually like the nice previous days. Except for the enormous, see-through lampshades in your heads.

For restaurant house owners worrying how they’ll welcome again prospects however preserve them secure from COVID-19, a French designer has created a cylinder of clear plastic that hangs from a cable on the ceiling, very like a lampshade. A scoop lower out of the again permits diner to take a seat and get up with out having to bend over double.

Christophe Gernigon, who invented the gadget, referred to as the Plex’Eat, stated the designs already available on the market appeared like cubicles in jail visiting rooms, so weren’t inviting for purchasers.

“I wanted to make it more glamorous, more pretty,” he stated. His design will go into manufacturing subsequent week, and he stated he had obtained curiosity from France, Belgium, Canada, Japan and Argentina.


France is beginning to loosen up among the restrictions it imposed to curb the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak. Shops and hairdressers have re-opened, and a few kids are again in school.

But the federal government has but to provide the inexperienced mild for the re-opening of restaurant and bars as a result of they pose specific issues for illness management.

Diners can’t eat whereas carrying a surgical masks, and if tables had been eliminated to make sure prospects are a secure distance from one another, many house owners say they’d not have the ability to make sufficient cash to cowl their prices.

Mathieu Manzoni, proprietor of the H.A.N.D restaurant that serves American-style meals not removed from Paris’ Louvre museum, invited Gernigon to the restaurant this week to listen to his pitch. Manzoni stated he was planning to put an order.

“Will people like it? I can’t say but I want to believe that it can add something because I find it fun,” he stated in his restaurant, which is open for takeaway orders solely.

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