[ menu’s ] philosophy is simple. We want to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with super-talented designers, we make objects to be treasured now… and forever. shipping> menu will only ships to north america at this time.
[ champayne sabre by karim rashid ] “if a sabre’s too much, you’re too young”
one piece of polished, stainless steel flamboyance, for opening up a bottle of bubbly the flashy way. made by an equally flamboyant designer, the champagne sabre by karim rashid is sure to impress at dinner parties. here’s hoping for delightfully extravagant champagne experiences!
the champagne sabre is designed for opening champagne bottles swiftly and extravagantly. aim towards where the vertical seam of the bottle meets the top lip of the bottle, and strike away from the base. the normal pressure inside the bottle automatically ensures that no glass shards contaminate the champagne.
the champagne will rush out just like when a cork is removed, so be ready to pour!click on image for lightbox
[ jwda concrete lamp ] the stockholm-based designer jonas wagell successfully mixes the delicate and the raw into a beautiful little lamp with a concrete base and a metal dimmer knob. ready to decorate your sofa table, your shelf, or the bedside table.
designer: jonas wagell
dimensions: 6.7″w x 11.4″h
concrete, brass/steel, glass
light source: 1 x 40w 120v bi-pin g9 halogen (1 included)
cord length: 6.5 feet
metal knob functions as switch and dimmer
[ teddy ] the mascot for the entire nepal project. this soft wool teddy can be a decoration as well as a beloved toy.
“nepal projects grew from our desire to use menu as a platform for making a positive difference. many young nepali women from poor families risk being lured into prostitution. through education of children and employment of young women we offer a sound and viable alternative. the nepal projects is our way to celebrate great craftsmanship, while helping vulnerable workers secure a better future for themselves and their families.”
– bjarne hansen, owner & founder, menu a/s
menu has launched a new trade initiative, nepal projects. developed in collaboration with aid organization danida, nepal projects provides much-needed fair employment and future opportunities in one of the world’s poorest countries by combining traditional fabric working skills with a contemporary scandinavian design aesthetic. the result makes up part of our new collection of home accessories: exquisite hand-weaved scarves and blankets, puffy pillows, practical desktop containers, roomy laundry bags, and cool teddy bears for kids and grown-ups alike. himalayan cashmere, merino wool, leather and cotton of the finest quality are the main ingredients in the collection. bridging traditions of east and west, the carefully crafted items are finished in muted grey, blue, green and red tones to suit a minimalistic scandinavian home decoration style.
while production of the collection takes place in the kathmandu area, where it employs hundreds of weavers, tailors and other local craftspeople, the design process happens in collaboration with kasper rønn and jonas bjerre-poulsen of norm architects; kristine engelbrecht’s a hint of neon, both in copenhagen; as well as the stockholm-based taiwanese design duo hung-ming chen and chen-yen wei at afteroom – and the seven-strong team at note design studio.
designer: afteroom (se)
material: 100% wool
dimensions: 2.5″l x 4.5″w x 10″h
movable arms and legs
care instructions: hand-wash with wool detergent