January 18, 2020

3 MENU favourites as seen at imm 2020 | Connected spaces


If you just as me already fell in love with the Androgyne Side table designed by Danielle Siggerud for Menu you will certainly like the latest additions to the Androgyne collection I spotted during imm Cologne among some other favourites. As always the Menu stand was one of the highlights of imm and this year we could wander through a small home, inspired by The Audo, menu's creative space in Copenhagen. 

A space that breathed the feeling you have when you are at home. Different rooms painted in the beautiful St. Leo colours offered the perfect backdrop for some old and new favourites of the Menu collection. I already got a sneak peek in the pictures when creating my stories for my imm cologne highlight and I couldn't wait to see some of the new collection with my own eyes. I selected three of my favourite items from the 2020 collection... or maybe four! By the way the new brandbook reads as a book this year and I think it is an excellent example of storytelling, something brands all really should embrace more.

When walking on fairs and seeing hundreds of brands, there is always something that stays in mind when thinking back at the fair. Stone and marble were materials I really saw frequently among some other things I will write and show something more about soon.



For now I'd love to show you some favourites from the new Menu collection that really stood out for me. The opening picture you must have seen already if you followed me on Insta- stories as I used it both on my own as on the @immcologne instagram account I had the pleasure to took over for a day. There is still a selection saved under the #interiormoments highlight, have a look! 

Androgyne table collection
On the left the earlier released Androgyne side table, new is the Androgyne lounge table in Kunis Breccia stone with characteristic veins and mineral fragments in warm hues. A colour I spotted often. The Andro Dining table comes with a natural or dark stained solid oak base with a matching tabletop or one in kunis breccia stone. 



Reverse table lamp
This small lamp I could easily see on my new Cosentino countertop and I am already saving up to lay my hands on it as soon we start decorating! Reverse Table Lamp is designed by Aleksandar Lazic and I love the conical travertine base and bronzed anodised aluminium shade. A dimmer switch fixed on top of the lamp controls the dim to warm LED light. I so love more brands adding dimmers as it is the perfect tool to give every space the right atmosphere don't you think.

Below you see it in the Menu stand on one the Rail Desk in dark Stained Oak, by Keiji Ashizawa, a small desk that you could use everywhere at home. The travertine stone used for the lamp was one of the stones I saw a lot in different ways on imm. I think it perfectly fits black and the bronze colour of its shade - Available from Spring 2020





Hashira Collection 
The Hashira Collection is a modern, Nordic take on the traditional Japanese rice paper lantern. Taking its name from the Japanese word for column or pillar, the textile lamps fill a space with cosy, ambient light and, true to the nature of the lantern that inspired the collection’s creation, the slender structure is visible through the shade, lending the glowing column a graphic expression. 

Visits to traditional Japanese Washi papermakers inspired Norm Architects to create the Hashira Collection. A fusion of East and West, tradition and modernity, and a perfect balance of aesthetics and proportion and simplicity and character. The lamp is offered in table, floor and pendant iterations, and the subdued silhouette and versatile nature of its design make it ideal in a private home —placed on the floor, atop a console or suspended from the ceiling — as well as in a professional setting, alone or in clusters.