Striving to elevate a humble everyday object, the Ava Hanger, designed by Theresa Arns, is simple yet sophisticated – exploring the possibility that a hanger can be an object of beauty. Ava reinterprets the classic triangular hanger by its combination of materials and detail, one version made from black powder-coated steel, held together by a brass piece – and the latest addition made from white powder-coated steel, held together by a steel piece.
Designed by Frederik Werner, Balance is a modern interpretation of the traditional candlesticks carried in centuries past to illuminate the path ahead. Its designer, Frederik Werner, deconstructed the classic portable candlestick, stripping it back to its essence. The result is a striking candleholder, modern and minimal, with sculptural beauty – intended to be just as eye-catching when not in use. Brass was chosen for its warmth, the edges polished to create a synthesis between past and present, contemporary and antique.
Bottle Grinders-new colors.
The Bottle Grinders are not your typical salt and pepper grinders. The form, shaped more like a bottle, cleverly tricks the user to engage with the design in a playful and experimental way – and the powerful ceramic mechanism encourages even further experiments as it tackles a wide range of spices and grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Bottle Grinders are easy to operate, fill and clean and the soft plastic enclosure provides a good grip.
Circular Bowl - alabaster
The German designer Alexa Lixfeld engages in designing extraordinary items and to, “build an economy of the special”, as she phrases it herself. Circular Bowl is a great example of her work and how she can turn something as simple as a bowl into something spectacular. Circular Bowl is for colorful salads, beautiful fruits, still life displays or just as it is – a distinctive and decorative piece. Circular bowl is made from natural materials and the beautiful cloudy appearance of the alabaster will vary from piece to piece.
Darkly Mirror - new large size
Darkly Mirror is an exploration of the history of human beings relationship with the reflected image. Some historians believe that the earliest mirrors may have been small ceramic bowls filled with water used during the late Stone Age. The fact that no specific evidence exists to support the theory fascinates designer Nick Ross, whose Darkly Mirror for MENU takes inspiration from the ceramic bowls. “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’.”
Échasse Vase/Bowl - new sizes:
A new addition to the Échasse series by Theresa Arns for Menu, Echasse Bowl combines the elegance of a traditional glass bowl with a playful and light expression, created by four slender brass legs that elevate it into the air. The word échasse is French for “stilts” – and that is precisely the effect, as if the bowl walks on stilts. Made from smoked glass, Échasse Bowl typifies rising-star German designer Theresa’s philosophy to make functional yet poetic design,using long-lasting, natural materials.
Monuments Magazine Holder:
The magazines we buy and the books we read tell the world about our taste. Let yours speak volumes. The sleek, sharply designed Monuments Magazine Holder puts our reading habits and intellectual curiosities on display as artwork. Its plinth-like base of two identical blocks of marble imbues the holder with a monumental, architectural feel. The project aims to elevate the magazine holder – a piece of furniture that rarely receives the aesthetic attention it deserves.
Moon Vase is an ode to evenings when the moon makes a brief appearance through streaks of cloud in the night sky. Made from bronzed solid brass, the vase’s edges are polished to a shine, inspired by that precious glimpse of moon piercing through the clouds – and the knowledge of the perfect sphere hidden behind. Aleksandar Lazic Copenhagen describes Moon Vase as a ‘study of balance’, its sharp lines offset by the warmth of the brass.
POV Circular Candleholder is a light, smart and playful design. Beautiful on its own and stunning as graphical patterns on the wall. In the movies the Point Of View is right where the camera is aiming. The eye of the viewer. And depending on that point of view, things will change – settings, stories and the way we interpret things. And if you move around the different designs and shapes in the POV series, you’ll also notice that your view alters the object. From some angles they will seem like flat graphical drawings and as you move around them suddenly the graphic lines float in mid air. Shadows and shapes change, making the POV series fun to interact with.
Split Tray draws upon a simple childhood memory – Danish designer Aleksandar Lazic’s recollection of his grandfather chopping logs at the family summer house, splitting firewood with an axe. Aleksandar translates the visual and tactile texture of wood into solid brass, another natural and honest material, lightly grooved and ridged for a truly multi-sensory experience. Split Tray is a perfect desk accessory holding pens and essentials – or use to serve delicious treats.
Designed by Dubbok, stem is a modern rethink of vases in the traditional sense, intended to put the focus firmly back on the plant. The design is as subtle as possible, stripped back to show off the beauty of a single bloom or leaf. This unexpected vase exhibits plants in an almost scientific manner, making everything – from tip to stem – visible to study and admire. Stem is made from light, refined brass to counterbalance its simple and sophisticated silhouette.
Anderssen & Voll's idea behind Troll Vase started as a study of the properties of glass – examining how the intensity of colour changes depending on the thickness of the material. The result is a vase featuring a dynamic change of thickness throughout, from solid coloured base to thin transparent, bubble-like top. Troll takes its name from a painting by the famed Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen, depicting a mythological water spirit, Nøkken, rising from the dark waters of a forest pond. This is a wonderfully rounded vessel with a unique expression. Available in four sizes, and three colours.