Being alone has a negative image, according to Van Goor. Her one-person restaurant is part of a wider mission to break this taboo and to make it more attractive for people to be alone in public space. She’s definitely on something here — particularly in contemporary urban design public space is perceived as a place for people to meet and gather, rather than a place to be quiet and relax, alone.
‘Eenmaal’ opens doors in Amsterdam’s Bos en Lommer district this Thursday. Be quick if you want to check it out — the one-person restaurant will stay open for only two days. That obviously says a lot about Amsterdam, where great concepts are often art projects that only take root in hyper-temporary or festival-like situations. Unfortunately they’re never real. Click here to visit the website and to book a table!