It was one of my favourite Danish design brands, MENU that were the first to preview their latest collection at this year’s 3daysofdesign, exclusively hosting an event at their headquarters and showroom The Audo.
This unique, must-visit creative destination in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district masterfully combines co-working and event facilities, a cafe, restaurant, concept store and exclusive hotel residence all in one place. And it’s safe to say the reason it works so well is the design.
MENU have always been fascinated by the way in which people and places can be connected through great design, and this latest collection of furniture, lighting and accessories optimises this thinking perfectly.
So, I thought it only right to share a little more about some of my favourite pieces and tell you about the host of incredible designers and stylists they’ve collaborated with to produce them.
First up is the exquisite Brasilia Lounge Chair and Ottoman; designed by the award-winning Norwegian design duo, Anderssen & Voll, who you may recognise them for their work with &Tradition, Muuto and Roros Tweed.
This armchair-come-lounge chair was directly inspired by the mood at The Audo, with its Scandinavian mid-century aesthetics and South American soul. Made using traditional joinery techniques, the wooden frame which is available in natural oak, dark stained oak, or walnut, has gorgeous, exaggerated armrests and cylindrical front legs, while the broad cushioned seat and backrest are available in a choice of the softest fabrics, including a luxurious sheepskin.
For the Interconnect Candle Holder meanwhile, MENU have teamed up with New York based stylist and designer, Colin King. Available in polished brass or painted steel, this bold yet simple geometric piece is sure to be popping up all over Instagram very soon thanks to its sculptural good looks and the beautiful cosy atmosphere it provides.
Next there are two beautiful new products by Danish designer Nina Bruun, the Epoch Clothes Rack and Shelf. As you would expect, both have defined clean lines, while intuitively providing discreet functionality. I personally love the gently rounded edges and the tactile craftsmanship in the way the oak has been jointed together.
Finally, I had to draw your attention to not one but two miniature portable, USB chargeable, lighting additions I am beyond excited about. The popular Torso Table Lamp from Copenhagen based design duo Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen is now available in a super cute black, sand, or ruby finish. It has the same brass plated button on top of the linen canvas shade, so you can turn the light on and off at the tap of a finger and then the classic JWDA. I adore my full-size concrete based version, which takes pride of place in my bedroom, but I don’t think it will be long until it is joined by a baby brother or sister somewhere else in the house in either black, alabaster white or a punchy dusty green.
With products available to order and pre-order now, find out more about all these latest arrivals on the MENU website.
All images courtesy of MENU.
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