MENU has always been fascinated by the way in which individuals and spaces can be united through great design. In our pursuit to craft furniture, lighting and interior accessories shaped by purposeful details, high-quality materials and human needs, we create strong and lasting relations between designers, manufacturers and customers.
The sense of community that results from this union of like-minded individuals fosters a deeper sense of belonging – and products that stand the test of time, inviting human connection, inspiration and experimentation to push the boundaries of modern design.
We truly believe that when we work collectively, we achieve more than we do individually: the sum of our work and of our connections is always greater than its parts, and our softly minimal designs and collaborative spirit help to join the dots between the home, the workplace and the service industry, redefining how we use space and, ultimately, how we connect to those around us.
Studio Theresa Rand is based in Copenhagen and is working on furniture and interior design related projects. The focus of the studio’s work is on the use of natural, authentic and lasting materials and the way in which they are combined. Creating functional but poetic furniture with a story to tell, as well as spaces with a warm atmosphere for the people living and being in them.
Theresa’s thinking is very intuitive – “Although functionality is very important, too, the atmosphere, which furniture and objects create and the impact, which they have on a space and on people using this space is crucial.” Originally, Theresa Rand studied languages at the University of Cologne and graduated in 2005. Her later career was followed by architecture studies at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf, in Germany. Afterwards, Theresa Rand graduated with a concentration in a Master of Arts in Architecture & Furniture Design at the Royal Academy of Arts, in Denmark.
Alongside her studies, Theresa Rand worked as freelance with namely design offices, like Norm Architects or Space Copenhagen. That was when her first introductory pieces for MENU were sketched.