Amsterdam – A new restaurant serves up hospitality ideas from all over the globe. The first open-source dining space in the world, Instructables Restaurant relies on user suggestions, designs and inventions from community DIY site Instructables to create everything from furniture to food and decorative elements.
‘The idea is that anybody that is on instructables.com can become an author of food or part of the interiors,’ says Arne Hendriks, who developed the project with Bas van Abel, creative director of social media lab Waag Society. ‘In this way, the restaurant will develop into more than a collection of food and furniture, but actually become a platform for innovation on various levels.’
Faced with a global economic squeeze, the hospitality industry may find that the most effective way to meet consumer expectations is by taking into account these consumers’ ideas du jour.
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