Afteroom, the Stockholm-based Taiwanese design studio, was tasked with creating furniture designs that were both minimalist and comfortable with a silhouette that was sleek and instantly recognizable. Defined by this ‘less is more’ aesthetic, MENU’s Afteroom Collection profiles honest materials on an elegant collection of furniture with lasting appeal.
The lounge chair came about by combining inspiration from two iconic chairs of early modernism: the ‘Thonet Bentwood Armchair’ by Michael Thonet and the ‘Spanish Chair’ by Børge Mogensen. The combination of these two classics resulted in something new – just as elegant as the Thonet and as comfortable as the Spanish Chair.
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. 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.
Materials and Finishes
- Materials: Powder Coated Steel, Sørensen Leather
- Upholstery: Sørensen Dunes Leather or Sørensen Elegance Leather
- Colors: Black/Black, Black/Cognac, Black/Burgundy