2020 was a year like no other.  Here are six of's most-read articles, curated by our editors. 

designing restaurants post pandemic world1. Designing Restaurants in a Post-Pandemic World

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of indoor dining at restaurants and other foodservice operations nationwide, many businesses had to quickly shift gears and figure out if revenues from takeout and delivery would be enough to sustain the company through stay-at-home orders or if it made better financial sense to close completely.

Back in May, rd+d took a look at how operators were responding to the changing landscape. We took a look at how the new normal impacted restaurant design.


Sinema Restaurant and BarSinema Restaurant and Bar, image courtesy of MA2LA.2. Art Deco Resurgence

With its exaggerated curves, sleek geometric influences and bright colors, art-deco oozes modern luxury.

Art deco is enjoying a resurgence, but designers are opting to incorporate elements of the iconic lines in all sorts of ways, from faithful interpretations to thoroughly modern takes.

This article looks at how three restaurants took the classic style for a modern spin.