Dining Together Matters
This concept is focused on creating an experience and encouraging an event. Banquet is a statement piece which celebrates dining and symbolises a special ritual. It aims to evoke feelings of grandeur, intimacy and seclusion through a simple, pared down aesthetic.
The element of a detachable curtain offers a playful atmosphere, reminding the user of childhood experiences in tent and fort like structures.
Dining is an important ritual. For many, the act of dining and eating together has been lost. For several individuals, dining has been reduced to a rushed affair. We “eat” but do not engage in a dining experience.
In contemporary society, there are numerous factors to blame for this outcome. Increasingly, we see a large proportion of people eating on ‘the move’. Dining habits have changed.
Banquet, is one piece from the collection; Dining Together Matters, which aims to encourage a different way. My intention is to celebrate the joy of eating and dining. Establishing the importance of eating with others is the core message of this project.