Since I visited the Menu headquarters a few years back I’m an admirer of Menu Design. I was lucky to see the remarkable HQ building just outside Copenhagen. Also photographed their collection and got a sneak peek on the new items. Norm Architects - also with roots in Denmark and founded in 2008 - is one of their many collaborations with designers. Norm Architects is responsible for several home accessories and small furniture. Like this beautiful Meet bench.
The idea for this indoor bench originates from the traditional piano bench. The Meet bench caught my eye because of the minimalistic look and graphic lines. The slim legs ‘meet’ under the top, which refers to its name. It’s multi-functional and perfect to move around the house, just where I want or need it the most. A bench at my diner table as an extra seating for example, there is just enough space for two to ‘meet’. It also goes well in the hallway or bedroom. For now, it’s an eye-catcher in the living room as you can see in the photos. Now and then the bench also serves as a coffee table next to the sofa.
The construction is made of black powder coated steel, the wooden top has beautiful curved edges. It comes with a thin felt cushion in blended dark grey. Norm Architects did such a great job: it’s a minimal and timeless design with character. The masculine look and feel in combination with the rounded shapes appeal to me. And - not to forget - the color: it comes in black :)
In collaboration with mister design
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