In 1979, Simon Hansen established Danish Steel House, which supplied high-quality steel kitchen and silverware to the catering industry. In 1998, Simon’s son Bjarne Hansen, changed the name to Menu and created a design company with a simple philosophy; to make the world better, less complicated. Menu collaborate with designers to create objects that are made to be treasured today and forever, producing high quality designs with a Scandinavian look. They aim to make beautiful objects that provide clever solutions for everyday, modern living.
Menu is a family-run company, now in its third generation. They use a range of talented designers including Jakob Wagner, Pernille Vea, Christian Bjorn, Niels Romer and Henriette Melchiorsen. The company produces living, dining, and outdoor products which have won a number of awards such as: Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, Formland Design Award, Good Design Award, Design Award Germany, The Design Plus Award, Australian Design Award and FORM.
In 2015, Bjarne Hansen, launched a trade initiative in Nepal with the support of Danida, a development cooperation under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This enterprise, Nepal Projects, combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary Scandinavian design aesthetics, and provides employment and decent working conditions to one of the world’s poorest countries.