A duality of materials dictates both the name and the spirit of this refined side table with its luxe marble top and utilitarian matte-steel base. Designed by Copenhagen-based Norwegian architect and designer Danielle Siggerud, Androgyne projects a truly unstereotypical harmony that is welcome in a variety of interior settings. Originally conceived for the Menu Space cafe, it serves equally well in other contract spaces, from offices to art galleries. In the home, Androgyne makes for a distinctive side or bedside table that adds a sculptural element to a room.
17.75" h x 16.5" dia (44.8x42cm)
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.