Nepal Projects

Norm Architects have teamed up with Danish design brand Menu and three other Nordic design studios to head the design process of an on-going development project in Nepal.

Afteroom, Nepal Project for Menu
Norm Architects, Note Design Studio, Afteroom and A hint of Neon,  in collaboration with craftspeople in Nepal, created a new collection  handmade designs for Menu.
In Nepal, many girls and young women are being tricked into prostitution, sent to India and later excluded from their families. A way to prevent this issue is to give the girls an opportunity to support themselves and their families from an early age. This can happen by giving the girls a decent job by utilising their immaculate weaving skills and the regions natural resources. The handmade production makes it possible to produce high quality design without compromising the minimalistic expression that is the core of the Menu brand.
A Hint of Neon, Nepal Project for Menu
A Hint of Neon, Nepal Project for Menu
In November 2014, Norm Architects, Menu and the trio of Scandinavian design studios went to Nepal to oversee the production and experiment with new sleek designs made from ancient techniques. The result is the new collection The Nepal Projects.
The collection includes cashmere throws and bedcovers (A Hint of Neon), cashmere and fine merino wool pillows (Note Design Studio), a minimalist teddy bear (Afteroom), a series of accessory boxes in paper and textile (Note Design Studio), hand printed scarfs (A Hint of Neon), a Japanese inspired knot bag in grey canvas (A Hint of Neon) and a canvas laundry bag (Norm Architects). The collection has been presented by Menu at Maison et Objet in Paris.

Nepal Projects
Design: Norm Architects, Note Design Studio, Afteroom, A hint of Neon
Producer: Menu
in collaboration with Denmark’s development cooperation Danida

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