Drawing on inspiration from the Louvre in Paris, Scottish-Swedish designer Nick Ross transposes a classic form into the present with Cyclades. The footed ceramic vase is named for the female idols once revered by the inhabitants of a group of islands in the Aegean between 3200 and 2000 BC. In his fresh appraisal for Danish design house Menu, the timeless vessel is updated in monochromatic tones of either sandy beige or inky black.
- Small: 7.9" h x 4.3" dia (20x11cm)
- Large: 10.2" h x 5.5" dia (26x14cm)
Glazed, unglazed ceramic
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.