i’m such a sucker for pretty much everything norm architects do, and as soon as these stunning images of the new space they created for danish design company menu popped into my inbox, i knew i had to share them here.
menu space incorporates a newly completed showroom, office, and café, which have been designed to create a community around menu as a design brand. the new creative initiative is aimed at bringing likeminded creative thinkers closer to the brand by encouraging them to share their stories, ideas and processes within a welcoming space where everyone is encouraged to stop by – for a coffee, a meeting, or simply to have a close up look at the designs of menu.
the interior has been inspired by the raw and industrial setting of the surrounding up-and-coming copenhagen harbour-side neighbourhood of nordhavn – echoed in the use of strong materials such as concrete and steel which can be seen throughout – providing a beautiful contrast to the objects and designs that fill the space, and offering a flexible backdrop upon which the showroom can be transformed again and again.
the space draws heavy inspiration from strong materials such as concrete and steel, which can be seen throughout the space. this use of natural and durable materials provides a beautiful contrast to the objects and designs that fill the plateaus, floors, and corners. ~ norm architects
the idea is to keep menu space moving and ever changing. to have friends of the house and people we admire stop by on a regular basis and change the interior layout however they see fit – ensuring that we always have a vibrant, creative, lively space that continues to inspire our neighbours, visitors, friends, clients, and designers ~ joachim kornbæk engell-hansen, design director, menu
as with all norm architect designs, i love the simple aesthetic and sense of refined elegance that creates, while still packing a dynamic visual punch. i can’t wait to visit next time i’m in town!
menu space, hamborg plads, 2150 nordhavn, denmark
styling – menu & nathalie schwer; photos – jonas bjerre poulsen, norm architects