New collection pieces from Menu have landed in my inbox. As the following images show, it’s virtually impossible for them to ever get it wrong. A brand founded on the premise that design should bring people together, the new additions are a continuation of their community building connected spaces. As usual, I’ve chosen to show you my favourite new designs from the new collection.
Afteroom Dining Chair
The first piece Stockholm based Afteroom Studio designed for Menu was the chair of the same name. Since its launch in 2012, this best selling model has seen many iterations, from a bench and bar stool to lounge chair. But my favourite to date is the simplicity of the Plywood dining chair. It’s sleek, simple and streamlined with a moulded oak or ash. And I love the addition of the subtle curves on the lip of the seat, which speaks to the organic nature in the wood.
This pendant light shows all the traits of an Afteroom Studio design. It is light in its construction and beautifully simplistic. With an airy aesthetic, the Levitate pendant appears to float in mid air. It has a glass diffuser underneath to produce a softer, more intimate quality of light with a brass knob in the centre. I love the way it looks suspended over a dining table.
Designed by Rotterdam based Studio W.M, also responsible for Menu’s popular String chair series, the circular pendant ties in with mobile app technology. Made from anodised or powder coated aluminium, the Circular Pendant is perhaps the first piece of lighting in the Menu collection that blends seamlessly with tech in the home.
A sofa that is both pleasingly chunky for lounging yet delicate in appearance. The offset sofa by Norm Architects is built on a walnut frame with brass legs. True to this Danish design studio, it is both architectural in its shape yet still homely and inviting, continuing the popular chunky silhouette that sofas are enjoying at the moment.
I really can’t wait to see these pieces in person at The Audo. Open to the public in the cafe and concept store you can experience pieces from the Menu collection and try them for yourself.
A continuation of Norm Architect’s marble Plinth series, the Plinth shelf has sculptural appeal, which is both functional and pleasingly tactile appealing. Made from Grey Kendzo, its rich veined marble subtly reflects light. Wall mount it vertically as a piece of art or use its minimal design horizontally as a useful shelf to house treasures.
All photos credit Menu.
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