Dining Together Matters
Privacy Chair blocks out the distractions that can interrupt a meal. Limiting the user’s view creates an intimate atmosphere, forcing the user to focus on their companion.
The design aims to encourage conversation and interaction between individuals when dining.
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.
Privacy Chair, 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.