During 3daysofdesign the press tour were invited to attend the grand opening of Menu Space. A spectacular evening, we were treated to dinner in the beautiful new surroundings, followed by a special performance by dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet. As some of you know I am very fond of ballet, so to see a fusion between this gorgeous art form and the very best in design was a truly magical moment.
Located in Nordhavn, we arrived at Menu Space by boat and received a warm welcome from the Menu team, along with a beautiful violinist who accompanied the ballet dancers later that evening. Stepping inside the incredible space felt somewhat surreal. This is a brand that I have admired from a far for such a long time, and to be one of the first people in the world to experience their newest project was such an honour. The contrast between the warm minimalist aesthetic of the Menu collection and the raw concrete interior is striking. The expansive space which features subdued lighting and smaller focal points is grounded by a meeting room framed in steel and glass.
As we sat down for dinner, Menu’s design manager Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects addressed the group and shared a little about Menu Space. Created as a shared work and meeting place with a cafe open to the public, this new concept brings about a wonderful sense of openness and transparency for those who want to experience more of the brand. In keeping with Menu’s collaborative style, they will over time invite designers to curate the interior, promising an ever evolving space. I’m already looking forward to visiting again next time I’m in Copenhagen.
Menu Space is located at Hamborg Plads 2, 2150 Nordhavn, Danmark.
Images: 1-4, 7-11 photography by Michelle Halford for TDC