In 2010 Menu and Norm Architects joined forces with restaurant Höst in Copenhagen to create something magical. A dinnerware line expressing everything we categorize as “Nordic”. Materials, dishes, glasses, moods and colors. Everything just fits together to create a complex and inspiring feeling of something urban, yet rough and rural. Something rustic, yet simplistic.
Norm Architects initially designed this special series of dinnerware as a profound admiration of one of Denmark’s most prominent painters, Vilhelm Hammershoi, and the unique feel of the crisp and pristine Nordic winds, which served as the main inspiration for the color scheme.
Restaurant Höst has since gone on to win the 2014 Best Restaurant award from Travel & Leisure and the 2012/13 Best Restaurant award from Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for their combination of New Norm Dinnerware with their rustically themed restaurant. At restaurant Höst, new colors and items for the dinnerware line are constantly being experimented with to find the perfect combinations of design, color and feel.
New Norm Dinnerware is isostatically pressed to produce restaurant level quality and reliability. The flexible colors and materials allow you to go classic white and crisp, rough and rustic, or colorful and casual on a whim.
The bowls have separately sold matching lids for the S, M and L sizes, which also double as plates.
- 3 Inch: h 4 x w 7.6 cm / h 1.6 x w 3 Inch
- 4 Inch: h 5 x w 10 cm / h 2 x w 4 Inch
- 5 Inch: h 5.6 x w 12.7 cm / h 2.2 x w 5 Inch
- 7 Inch: h 6.4 x w 17.8 cm / h 2.5 x w 7 Inch
- 8.5 Inch: h 6.6 x w 21.6 cm / h 2.6 x w 8.5 Inch
- 10 Inch: h 7.6 x w 25.4 cm / h 3 x w 10 Inch
Based in Fredensborg, Denmark, MENU is a design company collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world. They deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look. They call it Soft Minimalism. Obsessed with clever solutions and functional details, each new Menu product always has a new function, a new material or a new production method. That originality makes each product a true Menu product.
They are passionate, original and responsible. Using local factories or small private co-operatives Menu can produce good, high quality products and at the same time provide the people involved in the production with a better economic foundation.
Menu New Norm Bowl Designed by:
- Norm Architects
Founded in Copenhagen in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, Norm Architects specialize in residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography and art direction. The company name reflects the group’s emphasis on the importance of drawing inspiration from norms and traditions within architecture and design – particularly the Scandinavian design principles of timeless aesthetics and natural materials, and the modernist values of restraint and refinement. Guided by these principles, Norm Architects produce design that unites good materials and craftsmanship, while embodying beauty, traditions, history and, most importantly, timeless simplicity, where there is nothing more to add or take away.