Ponder this String theory. Menu's WM String Lounge Chair with its thin lattice frame makes for light and airy seating in both a literal and figurative sense. With the powder-coated steel tubing frame, Rotterdam-based Studio WM designed a wire seat and an oversized trapezoid-shaped wire back that's wider at the bottom. The series' companion dining chair, however, upends the design with the wider back edge at the top. Each version comfortably accommodates the posture dictates of its purpose—semi-reclined relaxing versus sitting upright at table. It's an intriguing framework for consideration.
28.5" h x 20.5" w x 25.5" d (72.5x52x65cm)
From lighting and furniture, tabletop to bath, the wide offerings of Menu speaks to this Copenhagen-based company’s guiding quest for functional originality. “It’s about creating aesthetically pleasing designs that evoke true feelings as well as improving processes in people’s daily lives,” says Menu founder Bjarne Hansen. This is also reflected in its stable of influential creatives including Norm Architects, Afteroom Studio, Jonas Wagell and Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen among others standouts.
Menu is just as dedicated to responsible manufacturing as 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.