Croatia – Design studio Boir is releasing a conceptual tableware collection for socially distant dining.
Featuring a series of steel and stone objects that enable food to be shared at a safe distance, the New Normal collection aims to prompt intimacy even amid current restrictions. The collection comprises five items, including a bread basket divided by a barrier, and long spoons that enable couples to feed each other from a distance. Stone and sheets of steel provide a design-led approach to the plexiglass barriers that are increasingly featured in dining locations.
‘Despite coronavirus safety rules, our conceptual tableware retains that important social and cultural dimension of dining – sharing,’ explained Ivan Zidar, founder of Boir. ‘Boir’s tableware bridges the gap between intimacy and distance, enabling safe food sharing and simultaneously connecting and separating the served dishes.'
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