Showroom Visit: Menu
A visit to Menu Space New York to view their latest collaborations was a welcome respite during NYCxDESIGN.
Menu works with some of the most exciting and driven creative individuals from the worlds of architecture and design to produce high quality furniture, lighting and accessories. Founded in 1978 and based in Copenhagen, Menu collaborates with contemporary talents, including Afteroom, Nick Ross, Norm Architects, Note Design Studio, Studiopepe, as well as Scandinavian masters such as Ib Kofod-Larsen, Bente Hansen, and Grethe Meyer. Powered by this creative force and a strong footprint in the international market, Menu has evolved into a globally recognized leader in the design and lifestyle space. We popped over to their beautiful Soho loft space to see what's new. In addition to a new upholstered collection, Tearoom, a number of other pieces caught our eye.
The marble Plinth, designed by Norm Architects, serves the dual purpose of being a beautiful, sculptural piece on its own, or highlighting whatever objects rest upon it. The honed marble carries an air of sophistication and elegance to elevate any space.
The Knitting Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen, first launched as a limited edition in 1951, makes a triumphant return under Menu’s “Modernism Reimagined”. The playful nature of the Knitting Chair serves to highlight its thoughtful design. Named for the elbow cut-outs that allow maximum comfort while knitting (or reading), this chair is fantastically comfortable, especially after a busy weekend spent at ICFF and NYCxDESIGN!
The Androgyne Side Table, designed by Danielle Siggerud, has a playful yet elegant silhouette. First designed for the Menu Space café, it quickly went into production for a larger audience. The table’s refined marble top and contrasting wide, flat legs make it an easy fit for a range of settings.
The Co Chair, designed by Norm Architects & Els Van Hoorebeeck, draws on The Office Group’s extensive knowledge of workplace needs. This chair has a lightweight, sleek profile with great seating comfort—and the option to stack up to 10 chairs in a compact tower. Pair with the Harbour Column Table, which features a simple tabletop paired with a subtle yet sophisticated clover-shaped column profile, and you have a beautiful café setting.