Danish brand Menu has extended its collection of minimal furniture, lighting and accessories based on the modernist principles of Scandinavian designers and architects, the collection is called The Modernism Reimagined.
Each piece is tailored to modern living, with furniture intended to suit both large and small homes. All the products have a very simple aesthetic to make sure that whatever you take home today won’t find itself replaced next year.
Among the new furniture is a series titled Cage, which includes a table made up of a marble top and slender steel legs that cross over one another. Tray Table is designed as a combination of a traditional tray and small side table, while its Plinth is a solid marble block intended for a multitude of uses. Sofa named Septembre is made of a bent wooden frame and plush upholstery, as well as the Turning Table, which features a hidden storage compartment under a rotatable lid.
Taiwanese designer Kenyon Yeh’s addition comes in the form of a side table that leans at a 90-degree angle against a wall for support. New lighting includes a brass wall lamp, originally commissioned for a former grain tower converted into apartments and public space in Copenhagen. Occasional Lamp is a result of research exploring the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical everyday objects, and Cast Pendant takes inspiration from the traditional plumb weight. This kind of device, with a weight hanging from a line, has been used by masons and carpenters since Ancient Egypt to establish a true vertical.
A standout piece from the accessories range is a giant vase named Echasse – French for stilts. Designed by Arns, the round-bottomed vessel is supported by a slender, four-legged frame.