London – Visiting LS:N Global’s restaurant would be a convivial, connected and healthy experience for the modern diner.
It would reflect our recent Symbiotic Branding macrotrend and would open at 26 Elder Street once The Future Laboratory had closed for the day.
The menu would be digital and socially connected like New York restaurant Comodo. A new Instagram menu would enable diners to browse images of the dishes on offer with the hashtag #LS:NGlobalrestaurant.
The restaurant would consist of one long dining table to encourage conversation among guests, inspired by our Conviviality Culture macrotrend. The table would feature a large digital touchscreen for customers to order food, browse through the LS:N Global network and interact with each other – much like the [email protected] café in Barneys New York.
Food would be locally sourced, minimal and nutritionally balanced. Like the Tramshed Shoreditch, we would offer a limited menu consisting of one seasonal sharing platter, one main course and just three puddings. It would take cues from The Back Room experience by designers Arabeschi di Latte, in which the lunch was made entirely from ingredients grown within the M25.
Diners would access free consultations from a professional dietician via the interactive table, enabling them to analyse their body mass index, similar to Tanita Shokudo’s services in Tokyo. They would also discover what was in their food by using the Lapka, a device that connects to a free smartphone app to monitor and analyse the chemical content in food.
Textured utensils, inspired by Jinhyun Jeon’s Sensorial Stimuli tableware, would enhance diners’ engagement with their supper.
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