Another of my favourite Scandinavian brands, Menu, has just released details of its autumn-winter collection, and I couldn’t resist sharing some of the images. Not only are they packed with wonderful new-season designs to lust after, they’re also styled beautifully. I love the palette of soft beiges, browns, greys and taupes, and the brass, marble and bronze accents. The overall look is elegant, understated and soothing – it’s the embodiment of soft minimalism and perfect for the cold months ahead.
Just-launched pieces include the ‘Androgyne’ side table, which was first created by Copenhagen-based Norwegian designer Danielle Siggerud for the Menu Space café and which is now being put into general production. Available in black and ivory, it features a sleek marble top on laser-cut steel legs and has a wonderful sense of balance and proportion. Also making its retail debut is the oak and leather ‘Knitting’ chair, which was announced in May. First designed as a limited-edition piece by Ib Kofod-Larsen all the way back in 1951, it’s being relaunched by Menu and marks the brand’s first foray into classic furniture.
And speaking of seating, Swedish studio Afteroom’s eponymous chair has now been joined by the brand-new ‘Afteroom’ stool. Available in three heights, all with or without an upholstered seat, it has the same stripped-back aesthetic as the chair and represents the perfect balance between form and function.
I’m very excited about updates to a few existing Menu designs, too. There’s a new brown-grey colourway for Norm Architects’ minimalist ‘Plinth’ tables, which pay tribute to the beauty of marble, plus a wall-mounted version of Studiopepe’s’ ‘Pepe’ marble mirror. Note Design Studio’s wall-mounted ‘POV’ tealight and candle holders are also now available in oval options.
Moving onto lighting, Norm Architects’ portable ‘Carrie’ LED lamp has been launched in a new brass finish, and the ever-popular ‘JWDA’ lamp now comes in bronze. What’s more, London-based designer Tim Rundle’s ‘TR Bulb’ series has been expanded with shiny opal glass, providing a slightly more classical alternative to the original matte finish.
My favourite pieces, though, are the additions to Theresa Arns’ ‘Échasse’ range, which consists of delicate glass forms perched on slender, stilt-like legs. Joining the original smoked-glass and brass vases is a new version made from clear glass and bronzed brass – a beautifully elegant pairing that works with a much wider range of colour schemes – as well as fruit bowls in two different sizes. All are now at the top of my ever-expanding home-decor wish list!
How about you? Which pieces caught your eye?
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