MENU is a Scandinavian design brand with a simple philosophy; to make the world better, less complicated and a little bit nicer to wake up to. MENU collaborate with super-talented international designers, to produce high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look. MENU work with local craftsmen from around the world to preserve traditional skills, whilst creating objects which are timeless and can be treasured for a lifetime. Composed of lighting, furniture and accessories, the MENU collection provides clever solutions for modern living.
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Scottish designer Nick Ross graduated with an MA in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design from Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013. After working as an assistant to Matti Klenell, he founded his studio in early 2014. He lives and works in Stockholm.
Darkly Mirror is an exploration of the history of human beings’ relationship with the reflected image. Some historians believe that the earliest mirrors may have been small ceramic bowls filled with water used during the late Stone Age. The fact that there is no concrete evidence exists to support the theory fascinates designer Nick Ross, whose Darkly Mirror for MENU takes inspiration from the ceramic bowls. “That it cannot be proven adds to the object’s mystery. Is this a new object, or an old one reinvented? I wanted to take this notion and create a modern object which questioned its possible past and its relation to ‘the self’.” The Darkly Mirror takes us back to the point at which humans began to place importance on the ability to see themselves the reflected image, which could be contained in some form
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