CharacteristicsScandinavian based design, products available globally, produced for longevity, suitable for high-traffic use, suited to modern spaces
SizesH: 102 cm / 40", W: 50 cm / 19", D: 55 cm / 21", SH: 73.5 cm / 29"
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 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. 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.
Following the success of the original chair, the series now features two additional sizes— Bar and Counter chairs—with new upholstered finishes using the finest Aniline leather and Kvadrat textiles, providing further luxury and comfort. Using the same innovative and simple concept, new additions of the Afteroom Bar, Counter, and Dining chairs come with a fourth leg, providing additional support and stability.
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, Painted Ply Wood
- Upholstery: Kvadrat, ’Basel’, Sørensen 100% Aniline Leather
- Colors: Black, White, Black/Black Melange, White/White Melange, Black/Black Leather, Black/Cognac Leather