Barcelona Bird Pavillion

MENU has created the avant-garde bird pavilion Barcelona in honor of the legendary
designer Mies van der Rohe. The Pavilion is a combined bird bath and bird table,
made of hardwood acacia and inspired by one of Mies van der Rohe’s  masterpieces – the renowned Barcelona Pavilion from the 1929 Expo.

Another great work of Mies van der Rohe’s is the Farnsworth House located in Plano, Illinois, which he began in 1946. According to the Farnsworth House web site, ” the Farnsworth House embodies a certain aesthetic culmination in Mies van der Rohe’s experiment with this building type. This house is perhaps the fullest expression of modernist ideals that had begun in Europe, but which were consummated on Plano, Illinois.”

Farnsworth House http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/history.htm

“Mies van der Rohe as an icon of modern architecture has been our source of inspiration for this unique MENU design. It is important for us to push boundaries and let originaity rule without limitations. A bird pavilion with style of this magnitude clears the road for even more original thinking,” says Bjarne Hansen, MENU’s Creative Director.

“The bird table and bath is inspired by the building Mies van der Rohe designed for the World Expo in 1929 – the Barcelona Pavilion. This example of his work is one of my personal favorites because of the extraordinary materials, geometric simplicity and the large basin reflecting the architecture,” explains Bjarne Hansen.

Mies van der
Rohe
‘s Barcelona Pavillion

Menu Barcelona Bird Feeder

The new and avant-garde garden feature is an arresting and decorative manifestation that pampers birds with a place to both eat and go for a dip. The bird bath – a beautiful black basin that arrestingly highlights the signature acacia wood – can easily be separated from the table, cleaned and refilled. The bird table is elegantly placed under the roof of the pavilion where the bird feed securely can be placed on two spikes.

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MOBILE DESIGN TABLE FOR FREE URBAN LIVING

Design by:
Andreas Engesvik
Materials:
Painted Wood

Modern urban life now has its own table that is perfect for a trip to the beach or forest. Pin Table is made for people who want to design their own space in just moments. In the garden, at the park, or in the city.

Norwegian Andreas Engesvik, one of today’s hottest designer names, developed Pin Table with a simplicity that fits urban lifestyles, where the relaxed and the impulsive are paramount. The table is on a post that you simply push into the ground with the button at the top of the post, instantaneously creating space for a picnic or a good conversation over a cup of coffee.

Pin Table is made of high quality wood and painted in five high-gloss colors. It matches any park, lawn or beach.

“This is Not a Pipe” – Menu Pipe Candleholders

Design by:
Pernille Vea

Materials: 
Cast Iron
Silicone
Glass

Designer Pernille Vea talks about her latest creation.

“Ceci c’est pas une pipe.” The title of that famous painting also suits the outdoor Pipe Candleholder because it is not a pipe. But it is greatly inspired by the practical form of a pipe. Hence the name.
However, the pipe is not the only source of inspiration for the Pipe candleholder. Designer Pernille Vea also takes inspiration from the Vikings’ rough candleholders, forged as a nail at one end and a candleholder at the other. They could be banged in wherever needed – in a wall, a wooden pole, or a tree.

The Pipe candleholder is created with the same powerful convenience, but is cast rather than forged. Bang it into one of the many possible spots in your garden and create a unique lighting design. Then it’s just a matter of lighting the candles and enjoying the cozy atmosphere outdoors.

NORM WINE SET PROVIDES A GOOD GRIP

Design by:
Norm

Materials:
Stainless Steel
ZN-Alloy
Rubber Coating
Silicone

The Norm wine set provides a good and comfortable grip when handling your wine. This set from Menu includes a vacuum pump, an practical wine stopper and a genuine waiter’s corkscrew.

The wine set features a clean and simple bottle design that matches other Norm designs, such as the groundbreaking aerators, Wine Breather and Cool Breather. All of the pieces in the set have a rubber coated surface that provides a comfortable and good grip, making it easy to handle wine properly.

The vacuum pump sucks the air out of the wine bottle, creating a vacuum. This enables the wine to keep longer. The waiter’s corkscrew is designed with a knife at one end to quickly remove the foil and, at the other end, a stable spiral corkscrew and lever. The Norm wine set comes in carbon and ash shades.

A SOLID WINE TOOL FOR CONNOISSEURS

Design by:
Norm

Materials:
Stainless Steel
ZN-Alloy
Rubber Coating
Silicone

The Norm waiter’s corkscrew sits well in your hand. Menu presents a solid wine tool with a good weight to it and a comfortable rubber coated surface that provides a firm grip.

A comfortable rubber coated surface provides a firm grip when opening your wine. The corkscrew is designed with a knife at one end to quickly remove the bottle’s foil. And the stable spiral corkscrew and lever at the other end can easily handle both old and long corks.

The waiter’s corkscrew features clean lines that match other New Norm designs, such as the Wine Breather and Cool Breather aerators.