Snaregade Dining Table, Oval
Products by Norm Architects
Founded in Copenhagen in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, Norm Architects specialise in residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography and art direction. The name, Norm Architects, reflects the group’s emphasis on the importance of drawing inspiration from norms and traditions within architecture and design – particularly the Scandinavian design principles of timeless aesthetics and natural materials, and the modernist values of restraint and refinement. Guided by these principles, Norm Architects produce a design that unites materials and craftsmanship, while embodying beauty, history and, most importantly, timeless simplicity, where there is nothing more to add or take away. Today, the group regularly collaborates with MENU, helping to drive the evolution of the brand and its product offerings —imbued with the same intrinsic quality as Norms creative direction: a simplicity that carries bigger ideas. Lead by the body and mind rather than by trends or technology, their projects explore ideas that not only look good but that also feel good: architecture becomes thoughtful, minimalism acquires softness and visual matter assumes haptic qualities.
Situated in one of the oldest streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, they respect their context and build on the traditions of Modernist principles of restraint and refinement. Through exploring what it is that heightens the human senses regardless of personal preference, our projects strip spaces, objects, ideas and images back to their simplest form. "Our expertise lies in finding the balance—when there’s nothing more to either add or take away."
The table’s elegant profile makes a clear, modern style statement while tying in harmoniously with other interior elements, both modern and classic. The existing Snaregade series houses different shapes, sizes and tabletop options, the multi-functional family of tables is becoming truly all-purpose.
The Snaregade Table was originally built for the home of MENU founder Bjarne Hansen, answering the question: What does the founder of a furniture company need in his dining room?
He needed a table that was efficient in its use of space, visually light, and of course, sophisticated. Soon after, Norm Architects manufactured a few tables for their own studio after prizing the potential; it was so well-received that it’s been in production ever since. An elegant series of minimalistic tables with a strong linear presence and sophisticated table surfaces were born. The original is a painted veneer tabletop, which beautifully exposes the grain and structure of the wood. MENU also offers a linoleum tabletop, whose materially appealing makes its velvety finish irresistible for busy settings. The base features durable and stylish powder-coated steel, makes it an easy choice for restaurants and families with young children.
Snaregade tables have since become a central gathering point to aesthetically elevate any lifestyle. The thinner silhouette enhances configuration freedom, for spaces such as offices, restaurants, hotels and other space-savvy interiors around the globe. In our modern world, where sitting has become the overwhelming norm, the possibility of standing while eating, working, or meeting over coffee adds a much-needed, healthy dimension to our indoor lives.
Conceived for both public and private use, the newly introduced counter and bar versions provide functional use, built for a range of building and interior profiles, supporting day-to-day needs in conference rooms, boardrooms, and touch-down co-working lounges. If you are looking for a complete table and chair setup with modern, enduring, comfort-oriented construction, the new Snaregade Table heights work beautifully with the newly released counter and bar versions of our Harbour Chair.