Mind the gap
I saw this cool and understandable room divider solution at the restaurant of the Ships & Trades Inn of Chatham (England) this summer. The room divider, resting on a steel frame with a net of overlapping wooden slabs, creates a great effect. It divides the large space and creates a private ambiance for the table. A very steel frame sets the vault and the overall shape of the room divider made of overlapping wooden slabs of three sorts: Plain, Black Stained, and one with a rough bark finish.
The gaps between the slabs filters the light in a nice way, and makes the restaurant intimate and inviting.
See it for yourself: Ship & Trades Inn, Maritime Way, Chatham Maritime (c:a 1,5Hrs from Central London)