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The ideal mobile device for all things delicious, this new kind of picnic holder is a hybrid between a tray and a basket. From Danish brand Menu and designed by New Norm, the Multi-Basket comes with two air-tight containers with bamboo lids that double as butter boards; two cooling pads (stick them in the freezer first and keep contents of containers cool!); and a felt liner. Take it to the park or amphitheater, or use it closer to home in the garden or during a living room picnic!
"It's about creating aesthetically pleasing designs that evoke true feelings,” Menu founder Bjarne Hansen told the online magazine Lonny, “as well as improving processes in people's daily lives.” Ranging from tabletop objects to bath fixtures to lighting and furniture, the Danish brand’s pursuit of "soft minimalism" involves collaborations with designers from all over the world. The company’s guiding spirit is a quest for functional originality—with each product having either a new purpose, incorporating a new material or utilizing a new production method.
Menu is just as dedicated to responsible manufacturing as it is innovation. Working to locate new partners in developing countries around the world, the company searches out local factories or small private co-operations to turn out high quality goods and also provide a better economic foundation for the people involved in that production. "We’re passionate about design, new materials and clever details," say the folks at Menu, "and we dream about making a difference."