© Jane Messinger
At Saus, an endless dining counter plays with the sometimes anonymous experience of the American diner counter. An expansive yellow countertop wraps the perimeter of the L-shaped dining space, serving comfort food late into the night. The orientation of the countertop, along with a series of parallel, mirrored surfaces, puts diners in close proximity without direct interaction. Lighting amplifies the countertop as the primary experience of the space.