There are many design studios that regularly release immaculate collections of Scandinavian-rooted design, but Menu is set apart by the breadth of its collections. Covering all bases, from chairs to rugs, plates to drying racks, each piece of the range is design to communicate Menu’s approach to design: less is more. Premium materials and craftsmanship elevate the stripped-back, bold designs. We love to shine a light on brands and products that we think deserve more recognition and in this case, that light falls upon the vases in Menu’s offering. These graceful design pieces faithfully populate the collection and homes around the world without crying for attention, just doing their job, day in and day out. Here’s to the best vases by Menu.
One of the most striking vases by Menu is the Aer Vase. Taking its name from the Latin word for air, this vase is inspired by the spiralling movement of air through smoke or mist. The asymmetrical silhouette takes a fluid form that lends the vase an almost ethereal quality. As with all of Menu’s vases, thanks to the inspired design this will look as good as a standalone item as it will embellished by flora.
Menu’s Smoke Troll Vase series has been a stalwart of recent collections. The piece acts as a study into the properties of glass, the changing colour gradient of the vase is due to thickness of glass. Elegant, stylish and versatile, the Smoke Troll Vase displays Menu’s values that don’t stop at appearance.
Characterised by the slender stilts on which it sits, Échasse vase is a beautiful take on the test tube… The drop-shaped vase is intended to inspire experimentation: fill it with flowers, other items, or nothing at all, it’ll maintain its simple beauty regardless. The contrast between the angular precision of the base and the natural curvature of the vase itself makes an impact in any room.
Willmann Vase is a work of extremes. While we’d usually expect to see a glass structure supported by a concrete base, Willmann subverts our expectations. A clear glass base component is covered by an industrial raw concrete shell which not only contrasts with the glass base but with any flowers housed within Willmann, emphasising their natural beauty.
Menu’s Cyclades collection is made up of vases crafted in raw and glazed ceramic inspired by the female idols of the Cycladic culture. The Cyclades was a group of islands in the Aegean Sea between 3200-2000BC and their vases still look great today. Menu’s collection offers a new take on how to use materials that are so often associated with the past.
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