Monday, October 18, 2010

Creative Danes re-introducing Rabinovich

Creative Danes is proud to re-introduce Rabinovich, unique Scandinavian jewelry, to the U.S. and Canada.

Rabinovich is a family-owned company, located in a new production facility in Aarhus, Denmark's second city.

The company was founded in 1990 with the aim of creating jewelry, accentuating the beauty of those who wear it.

Rabinovich jewelry is hand-crafted, mostly in Denmark, in sterling silver, pearls, semi-precious stones, zirconia and gold. The designs have a style of their own, blending Danish sensibilities with South American flair. They are developed in a close-knit group of designers with diverse skills and backgrounds.

After 15 years of evolution and refinements, the Argentinian-born founder of the company, Mario Rabinovich, his Danish co-founder and wife, Jette Poulsen, and their small group of co-designers have found their artistic bearings. In recent years, their team design work has made Rabinovich into one of the most dynamic Danish jewelry companies with a reputation for innovation and style, and rapidly growing sales in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Netherlands.

Download our catalogs here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Menu Wine Breather Best In Test

Menu asked EUROFINS to perform a testing of the Menu Wine Breather to compare it to other well-known wine decanting products in the marketplace. Here is the conclusion:

The Menu Wine Breather did twice as well as the second best product in the test...and that was just after the first flip around. The Wine Breather added 740% more oxygen after the first flip, and 940% after the second flip, and 1000% more oxygen after being poured into the glass. A remarkable result..."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Top 6 Menu Items From New York Gift Show

In case you missed our booth at the New York Gift Show, here is a line-up of the most popular new items featured.


Aerate wine in minutes...Menu Winebreather

This elegantly designed carafe aerates your wine in one easy step.
A brilliant kitchen tool...Ovenproof Steam Tower

The porcelain bowls can be stacked in the oven, enabling the preparation of several dishes at one - it's already won the prestigious Formland Design Award this fall!


A smaller version of the award-winning Craving and Serving Set...Norm Complete Tray Set
An elegant tray, a bamboo cutting board, a white porcelain dish, and a cooling pad make it possible to arrange and serve everything from a succulent roast beef to a fresh shell fish platter.

Cool Bowl...or coolest bowl?...New Norm Cool Bowl
The New Norm Cool Bowl is ideal for serving crisp salads, fresh seafood, desserts, and other delicacies.Stylish...Functional...Menu Tripod Set
Ideal for storage and individual dispensing of spices adding extra taste and goodness to your meals.Designer tableware for kids...Black Contour Kid's Set
Featuring Pernille Vea's playful black line that adds life to a snail, a crocodile, and a cat that children will love

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Menu Wins German FORM Award

The Menu Baggy Wine Coat and the Menu Black Contour Kids Set have won the German FORM Design Award!



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Menu Ovenproof Steam Tower Wins Formland Design Award

Menu does it again with another award-winning product - the Menu Ovenproof Steam Tower won the prestigious Formland Design Award on Friday.

The steam tower can cook three dishes simultaneously and can be placed directly on the table straight from the oven, making it undeniably cohesive.

"Congratulations to a product that captures a modern trend" - Formland Award Commitee

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Menu's New 0.8 L Water Jug a big hit

The new water jug from Menu is tall, slim and simple – a smaller version of their original water jug. Specifically created for the purpose it was intended, this 0.8 liter water jug fits perfectly on the shelf of your refrigerator door. Just launched in May, both initial sales and re-orders have been very strong for this item.

Check out this demonstration video:

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Take a look at the complete press release here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Menu Newsletter

Want the latest news on Menu products? Sign up for the new Menu Newsletter here!

Don't miss out on the July edition, check it out here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Menu Tealight Shadows are finally here!

The Menu Tealight Shadows have been perfected and are ready for stores.

The set includes 2 tealight holders and 8 shadows, 2 of each fun design.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Menu Product Feature Videos

Menu's product feature videos are now up and running! Videos demonstrating the Baggy Winecoat, Tripods, Water Jug, Wine Breather, Tealight Shadows, Picnic Cool Coat, and Black Contour line are now available.


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Click here to download the videos!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Danish Restaurant Named World's Best Restaurant

NOMA, a restaurant in Copenhagen, was named the world's best restaurant by S.Pelligrino World's 50 Best Retaurants. Chef Rene Redzepi, 32, pictured in NOMA below, travels the region in search of ingredients and culinary inspiration for his seasonal menu, according to Bloomberg.com. Read more here...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gense to be featured at Swedish royal wedding

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria is engaged to Daniel Westling, a former fitness trainer, and they've set the wedding date for June 19, 2010, which is her parents' 34th wedding anniversary. According to the New York Daily News, it's going to be a $13 million production.
Swedish Princess Victoria with fiance Daniel Westling
King and Queen of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia

Gense's silver line, Mema/GAB, will be providing the official flatware for the reception. Royal families from all over Europe will be dining with the Svensk (Swedish) Model, a classic model created in the 18th century. The wedding series will have the royal monogram and the year 2010 engraved on it.
Mema/GAB has been manufacturing handmade flatware in Eskiltuna, Sweden since 1849. Creating silver flatware requires precision and artistry which is why Mema/GAB is known for their skilled silversmiths and designers, who have carried on the tradition through the years, creating attractive, timeless designs.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Menu Baggy Wine Coat

Menu's new Baggy Wine Coat gives the popular Bag in Box wines a casual yet stylish look. Simply take the wine bag out of the box, place it in the Baggy Wine Coat and close the flexible top. Designed for a wine bag from a 31 Bag-in-Box.
The Baggy Wine Coat was recently featured on The Today Show. Check it out here:

Friday, March 26, 2010

Menu Carving & Serving Set Wins Design Plus Award

Menu's Carving & Serving Set proudly won the prestigious Design Plus Ambiente Award, a competition that launched in 1983 in Frankfurt. Awards are based on product design innovativeness and new creative directions.

MOMA is now carrying the Serving Set in their 2010 Spring Catalog and have recently added the Menu Cool Coat in Lime/White.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Gense Shakes Things Up

Gense Shakers feature a classic design with a retro 50's feel. The eye-catching conical shakers are made from stainless steel with a plastic black foot and come in 3 sizes - sugar, salt, and pepper. Suggested retail is $49.95

Friday, March 5, 2010

DropStop Offers Great New Feature

DropStop now offers the option of individualized features for DropStop orders. They can print numbers, code combinations, or names all in the same production run and with low reproduction costs.

This makes DropStop perfect as a voucher for lottery campaigns, sweepstakes or as name cards for weddings, giving DropStop to a whole new application!










Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Unusual Cups

To create a double-walled porcelain mug, Pernille Vea had to develop a whole new way of producing porcelain.

The first thermo cups were launched in the 50's. But they were made one-of-a-kind , the production method was very time-consuming. So for many years thermo cups were only for elegant little ladies sipping mocha. It wasn't until MENU launched the Black Contour mug that the thermo cups became accessible to a much larger group of people.

"In 2002 when I began working on the first thermo mug, Birgitte Ran Bennike Mayall, a designer and qualified ceramist, helped with the first models" said designer Pernille Vea.

It was designed as an informal mug for the wider public without a handle, now that the production method allowed for a surface that was cool to hold. It is the process that makes the double-walled cups both expensive and cumbersome. It is a long difficult process to create a cavity in the cup, which insulates and keeps the outer surface cool even when it is full of hot coffee.

But with a few tweaks in the production process, they were able to create thermo mugs at and affordable price. This production method revolutionized the way double-walled porcelain items are produced today and paved the way for the modern method of creating all thermo mugs. And that's quite a few..

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New MENU Tripod Set

MENU has made it easy to add a healthy measure of zest to your meal. Pods are a new range of beautifully designed glassware with different measuring tops for herbs, spices, vegetable oil and more.

The stylish Pods can stand in threes on a Tripod tray with detachable finger grip, so you can easily carry a Tripod or two to the dining table or out to the garden.
Pods with different measuring tops and the Tripod stand can be purchased individually or in a gift box with 1 Tripod, 2 Pods with non-drip pouring spout and 1 Pod with shaker with large holes. Add to your collection as required.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Menu Wine Breather nominated for the Formland Design Award – Spring 2010


Menu A/S has now made aerating wine easy and entertaining with the new Wine Breather Carafe, which aerates a bottle of wine in less than two minutes.

This new product has been created with focus on design and aesthetics and is nominated for the Formland Design Award – Spring 2010.

"Aerating wine becomes a delightful experience with the carafe from Menu A/S. This is elegant, Scandinavian design expression, and the carafe is both hygienic and practical. You can aerate and serve wine in the carafe or pour it back into the bottle in just a few minutes. And at an attractive price," states the Award Committee's nomination.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Menu Top 10 from New York

In case you missed our booth at the New York Gift Show, below the 10 items that got the best reception at the show. We truly believe this years news from Menu are one of the strongest lineups ever.

10. Red is hot...Ball Glass Vase
Refreshing reinterpretation of a classic ball vase.
9. Menu's Classic Water Jug now offered in a smaller version...Water Jug, .8 L
The new water jug from Menu is tall, slim and simple – specifically created for the purpose it was intended.

8. Always have cool water on hand...Norm Water Bottle
The airtight lid keeps freshness in and unwanted odors out. It can be stores easily in the refrigerator door so cold, ready-to-serve water is always on hand.

7. Be discrete...Picnic Corkscrew
This new corkscrew by Menu is discrete yet full of character. The soft, comfortable silicone handle ensures a good grip.
6. Keep boxed wine fresh...Baggy Wine Coat, Black
This wine coat is designed for a wine bag from a 3 liter (standard) Bag-in-Box. The opening fits all standard taps and it's easy to lift and carry by the broad, soft rubber belt.


5. Add a little art to each day...INK Thermo Cups
The award-winning thermo cups now come in a limited edition design by Alexander Hasnaoui, one of Denmark's most respected tattoo and airbrush artists.
4. Bring your own wine...Picnic Coolcoat
With this cool coat, the detachable cooling pad allows you to enjoy chilled wine. It features a convenient handle with vibrant and sensible reflector tape.
3. Keep condiments within reach...Pod Shakers by Norm
Use this pod shaker with large holes by Norm to hold bigger herbs and spices such as chili flakes. 2. Let your wine breathe...Winebreather Carafe
This elegantly designed carafe aerates your wine in one easy step.

AND THE WINNER IS

1. Think big...Double Candleholder XL
Impressive, giant edition of the luxurious ’Double’ candle holder designed by Mikaela Dörfel.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Menu's strong program for Spring 2010

Once again, Menu proves to be the most innovative Scandinavian Design company with its Spring 2010 Launch. We will be presenting Menu's new items at the New York Gift show Jan. 31- Feb. 4 in booth 4034 and we look forward to seeing you there.

Here's a peek at the Spring 2010 Launch

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Burning For A Better World

Since 2008 more than 100 torches have been handed over to people who are making an extra effort to improve living conditions for women throughout the world. The recipients include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton along with quite ordinary, but at the same time extraordinary, people around the world.

It is so simple in its form and so powerful in its symbolic expression that it overcomes cultural, social, and language barriers: the torch that Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tornaes, in 2008 put at the heart of the MDG3 Global Call to Action, a global campaign to promote women's rights and empowerment. MDG stands for Millenium Development Goals, the 8 goals set by the UN in 2000 to eradicate poverty and inequality by 2015, and the number 3 stands for the third goal concerning gender equality and women's empowerment.

In his acception speech Ban Ki-moon said:
"We come from different walks of life, from international organizations to grassroots groups, from ministers to educators, and from CEO's to artists. That is what makes this torch project so meaningful. Because we need all partners working together to make gender equality a reality."

These torches are a creation of the Danish designer Pernille Vea produced by MENU.

Monday, January 18, 2010

MENUMAG 2nd Edition Now Available

Welcome to MENUMAG, the second edition of Scandinavian Design Originals. This time we open a window to our world and show you some of the fascinating processes behind good design. Whether it is the 2010 hair trends, one of the world's finest power boats or a double-walled thermo mug, it's all about design, and how to turn abstract trends into tangible products.

Like in the article on trends. Our logo has changed recently, marking the first step toward a new visual identity to suit the new times. The logo emphasizes that at Menu, daily dialogues between design and people constantly generate new ideas. And nothing is more fascinating than when millions of people all over the world suddenly do things in the same new way, made possible by design. That is truly original. View the magazine using the link below.

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e01a32d#/0e01a32d/1

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Add A Little Gold To Your Life

Verner Panton's geometric patterns on Menu's thermal cups makes enjoying hot drinks cool. This line won both the Good Design Award and the Design Plus award. Panton originally designed the pattern for textiles, but the graphic design is particularly well-suited for porcelain, both in the Panton series' basic colors of black, red, orange, purple and turquoise, as well as in the new, limited edition gold version MENU is introducing this year. Verner Panton was in every way an original and ahead of his time. Just like MENU.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from Creative Danes

For Creative Danes 2009 was a rewarding year with double digit sales growth and many new happy customers.


We thank you all for your support in this past year and look forward to serving you in 2010.

Image: Creative Danes wish you Happy New Year from cold and dark Denmark.