Colin King launches sculptural home accessories with Menu

Colin King for Menu collection in living room interior with tall vase by
The collection by Colin King for Menu includes (on round coffee table, from left): Stance Vase, from $279.95, Taper Bowl, $239.95, Surround Vase, $229.95
(Image credit: Rich Stapleton)

American interior stylist Colin King launches his collaboration of objects for the home with Danish design firm Menu. 

The Copenhagen-based brand has its own line of Scandinavian lighting, furniture and accessories, and additionally partners with creatives around the world to produce collections with a personal, local feel, available globally. 

Long wooden table with Colin King Menu accessories display

Clockwise from left: ‘Relevé’ platter,  $149.95, ‘Surround’ vase, $229.95, ‘Rond’ bowl, $439.95

(Image credit: Rich Stapleton)

King is the latest in that roster. The Danes sought out the Tribeca-based New Yorker for his sensibility with subdued, natural materials and the two collaborated on a line of functional yet sculptural objects.

Formally trained as a dancer, King’s natural inclination for interacting with space and bringing it to life through movement and objects evolved quite naturally into his second chapter as an interior stylist. While he has worked for editorial publications as well as household-name brands and in a role as artistic director of Beni Rugs (see our pick of colourful rugs), this is King’s first real foray into design collaboration. 

Pear shaped paper weight part of the Colin King Menu collaboration

‘Sentiment’ paperweight, $139.95

(Image credit: Rich Stapleton)

Every item manifests the feeling of time passing. The tall, narrow ‘Stance’ vase (ideal for single stems and branches) in bronzed brass has an intentionally raw finish to allow a patina to develop over time. The ‘Surround’ vase is crafted from a single piece of mango wood and weighs over 2kg. The elegant conical shape of the brass ‘Taper’ bowl seems to balance on its narrow end – improbable, yet it works. A paperweight shaped like a ‘late-autumn pear’, cast from a hand-moulded form in antiqued brass, is particularly charming. Stone bookends, acacia wood platters, a polished brass candle holder and a low-profile brass key tray round out the offering. 

The collection is available from menuspace.com (opens in new tab)

Sculptural object in minimalist interior

‘Converge’ bookend, $309.95

(Image credit: Rich Stapleton)

Tall single stem vase part of the Colin King Menu collaboration

‘Stance’ vase, from $279.95

(Image credit: Rich Stapleton)

Tilly is a British writer, editor and digital consultant based in New York, covering luxury fashion, jewellery, design, culture, art, travel, wellness and more. An alumna of Central Saint Martins, she is Contributing Editor for Wallpaper* and has interviewed a cross section of design legends including Sir David Adjaye, Samuel Ross, Pamela Shamshiri and Piet Oudolf for the magazine.