Last year I showed you some images made during the opening of the MENU Space During the dinner that evening some plans were revealed about the new to build showroom, store and hotel rooms, just around the corner from the current Menu Space in the area that will become the new heart of Nørdhavn.
This year I got the opportunity to experience a sneak peek into ‘Købmandsgården, Menu’s new hybrid space uniting design and community. Opening its doors in 2019 we got a guided tour by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, co-founder of Norm Architects at the building site where he explained the different facilities from the downstairs public spaces to the top floor rooms.
Under the roof ten different rooms will be realized for collaborators and guests from abroad, that want to have a different experience, or designers invited to work on a project that stay a bit longer. In every room the Menu universe will be shown in different settings and every room will have a different feeling as every room will has it own colours going from a light room to a very dark one.
Working with the colours of nature Norm architects created different mood board with the style and materials from stone to textile in the right colour scheme for every room. Some industrial elements from downstairs as you see in the pictures will be combined with the old wooden beams from the top floor. Going through the different spaces some products were missing in the collection, which resulted in design briefs and many new products to come bespoke for the rooms.
I loved going through the building and hear about the new plans and can’t wait to see the result next year. For those, like me, who love to dream away a bit in the raw and unfinished I made some pictures of the tour that ended in the Menu cafe and showroom where among other a prototype was presented, a tribute to the roots of their story. The 1950s classic Knitting Chair by Danish architect and designer Ib Kofod-Larsen embodies every MENU design value.
|Knitting chair available from September 2018 in dark stained solid oak with grey-brown aniline leather. Picture via Instagram Styled by @daniellesiggerud Photographer @mikkeladsbol|