A contemporary sofa, understated yet statement-making, Offset is the result of research into ‘balance’ by Norm Architects. The studio wanted to create a sofa as simply as possible while embracing a set of paradoxes: making it substantial yet delicate in appearance, architectural yet inviting and homey. In the studio, the designers experimented with offsetting – playing with proportions, narrow armrests versus a thick generous seat, supported by four stubby metal legs. The clean-lined boxy shape is inspired by minimalist art, gently softened for a welcoming expression and maximised for comfort.
- PU Foam
- Cushion: 70% Feather / 30% Foam Granulate
- Length: (1-Seater): 93.8 cm / 37 inch
- Length: (3-Seater): 224.3 cm / 88.3 inch
- Height: 65.5 cm / 25.8 inch
- Seat Height: 37 cm / 14.6 inch
- Depth: 90 cm / 35.4 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 Offset Sofa 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.