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Afteroom, the stockholm-based taiwanese design studio, was tasked with creating iconic furniture designs that were both minimalist and comfortable with a silhouette that
Was both sleek and instantly recognisable. Defined by this ‘less is more’ aesthetic, menu’s afteroom collection profiles honest materials in an elegant collection of furniture with lasting appeal.
A study of the unity between functionalism and minimalism, the Afteroom Collection looks to the simple, geometric lines of the Bauhaus design movement to create furniture and interior objects pared back to their purest forms. The Afteroom Dining Chair was MENU’s first foray into the world of chair design. Given our Scandinavian heritage in iconic chair design, we knew from the start that this chair needed to be special. Stripped of all superfluous details to reveal a chair in its most simplistic form, the chair pays homage to Bauhaus and functionalism with a design that combines minimalistic clean lines with high quality materials and craftsmanship, without compromising comfort. The addition of a plywood version creates a new expression in the now classic series.
Since they were reinterpreted into multiple iterations, the collection’s chairs and bench reveal only the most essential elements of their design. Tubular powder coated steel legs and a characteristic backrest that extends upwards from beneath the chair seat to support the body are crafted using some of the same techniques used in Bauhaus modernism – steel bending, die casting and welding. The uncompromising designs with a silhouette that is both sleek and instantly recognizable are available in multiple iterations, each representing the utmost in comfort and style and in fully customizable versions to suit any space and style. MENU offers a range of Afteroom designs for expedited delivery in our Quick Ship program.