Afteroom presents three-legged chair
and stackable table for Menu

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Milan 2014: Danish design brand Menu has launched its first chair, as part of a collection by Stockholm studio Afteroom that also includes a stackable table and a stone caddy.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Chair with the Menu collection

Taiwanese designers Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei of Afteroom first presented the Afteroom Chair in 2012, but are launching it with Menu at the Salone Satellite in Milan this week, alongside the Afteroom Side Table and the Afteroom Caddy.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Chair with Kaschkasch Floor Mirror and GM Pendant Lamp

The three-legged chair's rounded details, such as the oak seat and back support, contrast with the solid-steel linear frame. The result is a minimal design that pays tribute to an early twentieth-century aesthetic.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Chair with the Menu collection

"The Afteroom Chair is an homage to Bauhaus and functionalism. The simplicity of its design combined with the quality of materials is what's important," said Afteroom's Hung-Ming Chen.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Chair

"We embraced the challenge of designing something minimalistic with clean lines, without in any way compromising its comfort. In that sense we've looked towards classic Scandinavian features as inspiration," he said.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Chair

"Afteroom Chair is based on the concept of reducing the amount of materials to the minimum and by doing so pushing the aesthetic appearance to the maximum," added Chen-Yen Wei. "It's a designer's job to develop functional objects without compromising the aesthetics."

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Side Table

The chair is available in black, white, moss green and light grey.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Side Table

To complete the collection, Afteroom have also created a stackable side table designed to be "as practical and durable as it is beautiful" and a stoneware caddy designed for tabletop storage in the kitchen, bathroom or office.

Menu launches its first chair in Milan for Design Week
Afteroom Caddy

Afteroom will be on Stand d17 at SaloneSatellite Tuesday 8 – Sunday 13 April 2014, 9.30am – 6.30pm.

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