Call it second nature. The design team behind the Fungi went into the woods for inspiration for their free-floating wood shelves. What emerged in the curved ash shapes was a stylized reimagining of the curious mushrooms that grow horizontally out of the trees. In 3 different sizes and 3 varied shades, the shelves are just as striking on their own or clustered.
- Small: 2" h x 8.7" w x 4.3" d (5x22x11cm)
- Medium: 2" h x 11.8" w x 5.9" d (5x30x15cm)
- Large: 2" h x 16.5" w x 8.3" d (5x42x21cm)
Please note: some models are backordered, see below.
Backordered until 2.1.18: Small, Medium and Large Dark Oak, Large Black Oak
Backordered until 4.1.18: Small and Medium Black Oak, Medium and Large Light Oak, Small Black Oak
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.
With the unique appellation Gridy—taken from combining their 2 names—these young Oslo-based designers are making their mark with elegantly streamlined designs, always delivered with a defining wink. Gridy, a.k.a. Lars Olav Dybdal and Wilhelm Grieg Teisner, first connected as undergrads at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design. Lars Olav followed up with a master's degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen while Wilhelm gained his from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Specializing in furniture, product and spatial design, the designers say they draw their working inspiration from everyday life, with the aim to create simple, functional solutions with a strong personality. In the process, they've been recognized at several international design shows. Lars Olav perhaps unwittingly summed up their philosophy when he was recently asked who was his childhood hero. The answer? "MacGyver! The way he solved problems by using his creativity and built stuff with what he had at hand."