Designed with wine lovers in mind. It’s no coincidence that decanters through the ages have boasted a broad base: The wider exposed surface boosts aeration of more tannic wines such as Bordeaux, Rhône, Cabernet Sauvignon and Port. Wine is a living organism, and younger varieties benefit from oxygen because it neutralizes the acidic tannins and opens up its aroma and full taste.
Whether you ascribe to this approach or not, the aesthetic quality of a decanter, like this one by Scandinavian designer Louise Christ, is indisputable. Simple, stylish wine decanter in the best tradition of Nordic design. The balance and ergonomic design are eminent and the decanter sits well in the hand, whether you prefer to hold it by the neck or the base. She considered a flow with precision to avoid any dripping. The stainless steel rim can also be removed to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the gap. An update we can appreciate. After all, the only vintage we want is what’s inside. According to Louise Christ ,“I have always worked with distinctive organic shapes, in a universe inspired by everything from single-cell amoeba to corals and planets. This, combined with considerable precision, results in characterful and original products that fall between the precise and the organic.”
MENU is a Danish design company founded in 1976. We do design. All day actually. Occasionally at night as well. Collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world we deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look. We call it soft minimalism. At Menu we’re passionate about design, new materials and clever details, and we dream about making a difference.
So we believe in making design matter – and we strives to do so by creating products that evoke true feelings, innovations that make a genuine difference, and by combining do-well with do-good. We’re passionate, original and responsible. We work strategically with innovative products. We’re obsessed with clever solutions and functional details. We’re lucky to work with some of the best designers in the world and we make sure that a new Menu product always has either a new function, a new material or a new production method. Because that’s the originality that makes it a true Menu product.
We work hard on locating new partners in developing countries around the world. Local factories or small private co-operations where we can produce good, high quality products and at the same time provide the people involved in the production with a better economic foundation.
We believe in making design matter. Are we going to save the world by doing this? No. Are we going to try anyways? Oh, yes.