Table-turning: Dodo's revolutionary restaurant

24 : 05 : 2012 Restaurant : Rurban Revolution : Finland

Helsinki – Finnish environmental organisation Dodo has created a city farming project called Turn Table – The Urban Garden, which offers people planting tips and serves the food it grows in a temporary restaurant, as part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.

Constructed from plastic and wood, the Turn Table restaurant stands on a disused rotating railway platform, surrounded by crops, beehives and workshop areas.

The restaurant consists of one long rectangular table, to promote interaction among guests, and is a great response to consumer demand for more convivial experiences, as noted in our Conviviality Culture macrotrend.

While Rurban farming initiatives have proved popular in London and New York, Turn Table – The Urban Garden shows that the trend is becoming part of global consumer thinking. To find out more, read our Rurban Revolution macrotrend.

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