With Turning Table, German designer Theresa Arns puts her spin on the classic modernist's dilemma: how to keep creature comforts near at hand while hewing to an uncluttered ideal. Her low table conceals a storage space within its round contours for whatever you want at hand, from magazines and books to remote controls and portable electronics to games and toys. The table's surface swivels open by rotating on one of the legs, revealing the handy enclosure below. Ideal as an occasional table in the living room or near the bed. Available in a choice of natural oak or black-stained ash with brass or black chrome fittings.
14.25" h x 25.5" dia (36x65cm)
Oak or ash, brass or black chrome
"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."