One of the newest interior designs from Norm Architects is Copenhagen’s Menu Space, a collaborative, creative place featuring a showroom, office, and cafe. The showroom is the heart of the design; it displays the furniture and homewares collection by Danish brand Menu. Norm Architects, also based in Copenhagen, describe Menu Space as a creative initiative aimed at bringing likeminded creative thinkers closer to the brand and encouraging them to share their stories, ideas and processes.
The untraditionally styled showroom provides a cafe and a coworking space, both open to the public. Sprinkled throughout the interior are Menu’s broad range of products: their seating, pendant lighting, and tabletop accessories are used in every space, and cafe purchases are served on their dining collection. Sparse architectural details highlight the furnishings on display, while the concrete floors, unfinished columns, and open-ceiling add an industrial aesthetic. There are no dividing walls in the space, only sheer curtains which can be used to separate areas for a sense of privacy. The open floor plan allows users to change Menu Space as they see fit, creating a synergetic home base that never feels dull.
Norm Architects has provided Menu with the perfect design-centric space to compliment both their products on display and the company’s philosophy. Menu wants to make the world better and less complicated. I would say this vibrant space profoundly achieves both goals.