With the lounge chair in her Septembre seating, Danish designer Theresa Arns reworks a traditional furnishings mainstay with a contemporary point of view. Her version for Danish house Menu updates the notion of structured, more formal seating with generous proportions and ample cushions for a good measure of comfort. In dark or light stained oak, upholstered in a distinctive Kvadrat textile. Copenhagen-based Theresa, a recent graduate in architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, is quickly making her name in both furniture design and interiors.
25.25" h x 37" w x 31.5" d (64x93.5x80cm)
Seat height: 14.75" (37cm)
Ash veneer, cold foam, upholstery
- Textile Group 1: Remix 2, Maple, Gaja C2C, Hot Madison, City Velvet, Champion
- Textile Group 2: Fiord, Canvas, Colline, Hallingdal, Savanna, Steelcut trio, Steelcut, Ritz, Divina Melange, Clay, Moss
- Textile Group 3: Vintage, Safire, Grisaille, Ponpon
- Textile Group 4: Doppiopanama, Deco, Lupo, Atlas
- Leather Group 1: Ultra, Dakar
- Leather Group 2: Shade, Dunes, Instill
- Leather Group 3: Royal Nubuck
- Leather Group 4: Elegance
"It's about creating aesthetically pleasing designs that evoke true feelings,” Menu founder Bjarne Hansen told the online magazine Lonny, “as well as improving processes in people's daily lives.” Ranging from tabletop objects to bath fixtures to lighting and furniture, the Danish brand’s pursuit of "soft minimalism" involves collaborations with designers from all over the world. The company’s guiding spirit is a quest for functional originality—with each product having either a new purpose, incorporating a new material or utilizing a new production method.
Menu is just as dedicated to responsible manufacturing as it is 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. "We’re passionate about design, new materials and clever details," say the folks at Menu, "and we dream about making a difference."