Fit to be—Tied. This pendant fixture from Danish brand Menu works practically anywhere. With a cast-concrete cylinder and a fabric-covered power cord that's sufficiently long to plug into a wall outlet and then hook and swing down from the ceiling. Menu produced this design by multi-disciplinary Los Angeles design studio Wrk-shp, where projects range from everyday objects to large-scale interiors and everything in between. In a choice of cord hues, the Tied Pendant also makes for a strikingly eclectic arrangement in a cluster of varied colors with a mix of different light bulbs.
5" h x 2" dia (13x5cm)
Cord: 10' (304.8cm)
Colored clay, textile cord
E27 bulb not included.
"It's about creating aesthetically pleasing designs that evoke true feelings,” Menu founder Bjarne Hansen told the online magazine Lonny, “as well as improving processes in people's daily lives.” Ranging from tabletop objects to bath fixtures to lighting and furniture, the Danish brand’s pursuit of "soft minimalism" involves collaborations with designers from all over the world. The company’s guiding spirit is a quest for functional originality—with each product having either a new purpose, incorporating a new material or utilizing a new production method.
Menu is just as dedicated to responsible manufacturing as it is innovation. Working to locate new partners in developing countries around the world, the company searches out local factories or small private co-operations to turn out high quality goods and also provide a better economic foundation for the people involved in that production. "We’re passionate about design, new materials and clever details," say the folks at Menu, "and we dream about making a difference."