A Letterkenny metal craft company has developed a screen solution for hospitality businesses to reopen safely amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joe Bonnar Metal Craft Ltd has today launched stylish social-distancing screens to keep people apart but also let them feel like they are together when out in pubs and restaurants.
The unique screens have been six weeks in development, with General Manager Mark Patton and his team working creatively with Paul Haffey Design on the ‘contemporary snug’ style.
The 6ft-high screens come in four different sizes, five different colours and are suitable to take polycarbonate, Perspex or glass, whatever the owner decides.
They were designed with the hotel, pub and restaurant sector in mind, but Patton said they can also be used in hairdressers, barbers, gyms etc.
Joe Bonnar Metal Craft Ltd are leaders in bespoke metal fabrications for the hospitality sector, with products exported worldwide all year round. Having been in business for nearly 30 years, and specialising in hotel, pub and restaurant fit-outs, they are confident that they know the market well enough to create a bespoke solution to the challenge of keeping customers and staff safe during Covid-19.
Patton tells Donegal Daily: “Who better to come up with something than designers who know this market well.
“Rather than creating something that will have to be replaced after a few months, we wanted to create something that would last a lifetime if necessary and would provide confidence for staff and customers and also enhance the design of the venue.
“They are simple, straight-forward, which is what they have to be, and sold in flat-pack and ready to go. They are made to a very high standard which means they can remain in place for many years if necessary.
“We are delighted to launch this product with the hope that it helps the business re-open in a manner that is safe to do so.”
Patton expects a busy few months ahead as they put their product live to the market on socialdistancingscreens.ie
Working closely with local web designer MeanIT and local photographer Stevie Toye, LogoPix, they have quickly adapted a way to meet the demand for a locally-made product that is free-standing, decorative and durable.