Today I’m taking a look at the latest collection from Menu, another of my go-to Scandinavian interiors brands. Year after year, Menu manages to deliver forward-thinking, minimalist furniture and accessories that fit seamlessly into everyday homes, and many of its designs – the ‘Bottle’ grinder, the ‘Tumbler’ alarm clock, the ‘Cage’ table – have quickly become contemporary classics. And it seems 2018 is no different.
One of the brand-new pieces set for launch this spring is Norm Architects’ ‘Harbour’ chair, created specifically for the ‘Menu Space’ showroom, café and office in Copenhagen’s waterfront Nordhavn district. It was designed to suit a wide range of uses, from dining chair to desk chair, and it’s available with textile or leather upholstery, plus a choice of wooden or metal legs.
Other new seating designs include the ‘Afteroom’ bar stool, which joins the existing ‘Afteroom’ chair family, and an upholstered version of the elegant ‘Synnes’ dining chair by Falke Svatun.
Lighting launches include the ‘Phare’ lamp, first created by Warsaw-based studio Umiar for Appartement No. 50 at Le Corbusier’s Brutalist ‘Cité Radieuse’ in Marseille. Available in black, light grey and dark red, it’s designed to be durable and versatile and can be used as a freestanding lamp, a hanging pendant and an outdoor light. There’s also a new aluminium option for Tom Chung and Jordan Murphy’s ‘Cast’ pendant, which takes its inspiration from functional cast-iron objects and traditional plumb weights, along with a pale-grey colourway for Lotte Douwes’ hanging lamp and socket. My favourite, though – and the one I’m already coveting for my own home – is a marble-based, slightly larger version of the iconic JWDA table lamp by Jonas Wagell.
Last but not least are a trio of intriguing new home accessories: a single-hook option for the Bauhaus-inspired ‘Afteroom’ coat hanger, Norm Architects’ ‘Cast’ flame-powered tea heater, and Scottish-Swedish designer Nick Ross’ ‘Cyclades’ vase. The latter in particular caught my eye thanks to its elegant shape, which references the female idols of Cycladic culture, and its beautiful black and sand finishes.
See the full collection from Menu here.
All photography via Menu