The Scandinavian brand, Menu will present a variety of pieces at Maison et Objet 2017. Sectored in NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE in Hall 7, stand B46/C45, visitors can expect mesmerising sources of lighting, furniture, and home accessories.
Working by a practical philosophy, Menu’s main purpose is not to make things more complicated but to create an easier world, thus creating esteemed high-quality designs with Scandinavian features, many times, in collaboration with ingenious designers and architects who share the same vision. Take a look at some of the pieces that will be showcased at the lifestyle and design event.
The Cast Pendant is a minimalistic piece designed by Tom Chung and Jordan Murphy. It was inspired from the traditional plumb weight which has been used since Ancient Egypt by carpenters and mason in order to create a true vertical effect.
Scotish designer, Nick Ross was responsible for the design of Darkly Mirror, a piece that explores the relationship between mankind and reflections. This wall mirror takes the shape of ceramic bowls due to the designers’ fascination over the inconclusiveness of what the earliest set of mirrors looked like – “That it cannot be proven adds to the object’s mystery. Is this a new object, or an old one reinvented? I wanted to take this notion and create a modern object which questioned its possible past and its relation to ‘the self’.”
So fundamentally, the Darkly Mirror bases itself on the moment where humans were capable of seeing themselves through a reflection.
Representing the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical objects, the Socket Occasional Lamp was designed by Danish studio Norm Architects. Geometric jewellery was the main source of inspiration behind this unique lamp best characterised by a heavy lamp cast from brass. The Designers further explained that “In our work, we aim for geometrical purity, We want to arrive at the maximum expressivity with the minimum of expression. It’s not about designing less of product. It’s about soft, streamlined shapes that invite you to touch them.”In addition, this innovating piece was made to fit any type of desk, shelf or nook.
Septembre Series by Theresa Arns consists of a cluster of comfortable and elegant white fully upholstered sofas. These contemporary pieces display a stately yet intimate aesthetic.
The Idea of this astonishing Tailor Sofa by Portuguese artist Rui Alves came from the designer’s memories of his grandfather favourite tailor shops. Alves’ intention was to make an authentic piece leaving nothing to be unveiled – “I wanted to show all of it, the structure, the beautiful oak wood. Nothing would be hidden, as is normally done in sofa design. The sofa is meant to be seen from all sides.”
These products are just a preview of what Menu holds in stores. Make sure to visit the brand’s stand at the grandest design stage of all, Maison et Objet 2017.