Menu’s elegant variable-height candleholder takes its name from the Latin word for “extend.” Duca can be raised or lowered to the desired height by loosening the screw on its slender stem as a candle burns down. Cast in polished or bronzed brass and detailed with rattan trim around its lower half, it’s a nod to the updated Nordic sensibility of young Copenhagen-based designers Mads Sætter-Lassen and Emil Krøyer.
9.45" h x 3.15" dia (24x8cm)
MaterialLacquer, bronzed brass or brushed brass, rattan
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.