Clerkenwell: Morgan Inspires
Morgan, contract furniture designer and manufacturer, will showcase two new collaborative projects at its London showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week.
The architectural Rakino lounge collection, by designer Tim Rundle, juxtaposes soft sculpted upholstery with a strong, low line frame. The clean linear structure emphasizes crisp timber detailing born from a dialogue between the precision of CNC manufacturing and a handcrafted finish. The collection will offer two lounge chairs and a selection of coffee tables.
Following Mark McClure’s bold and dynamic installation at their showroom two years ago, Morgan has collaborated for a second time with the artist to create a selection of new feature coffee tables for the Goodwood collection. Pushing the boundaries between furniture and art, the tables are characterised by strong geometric inlay tops with splashes of brass.
Also on display will be the recent additions to the Rio table collection. Combining skills and expertise with architect Mehran Gharleghi of studio INTEGRATE, the expanded collection of tables includes geometric 3D printed components. The first of its kind within the sector to include this cutting edge technology with a commercially viable price point, the sophisticated and singular collection is not to be missed.
The new products will sit alongside a complete showroom transformation, following the theme ‘Plant a Seed’. Morgan has invited artist David Shillinglaw back to their showroom, following their first collaboration in 2015.
‘Alive in the Human Hive’ promises to be an energetic and colourful large-scale art installation that will fill the double height main wall. The piece will be a representation of the human landscape, informed by both local and global environments and the ways we experience the planet. Recent smaller canvases by David will also be up for grabs.
Flowing across the front of the showroom will be an organic lighting installation by Tom Raffield, made up of Aram and Quill pendant and wall lights as well as a spectacular Flock chandelier, inspired by the organic shapes, movements and sequential patterns that surround us.
Join Morgan at their buzzing Clerkenwell showroom for a number of social and thought provoking events throughout the week. Tuesday will include a panel talk by Double Decker curators Wilhelm Finger and Melita Skamnaki, titled ‘Redefining Hotel Art’, on how they challenge stereotypes in hospitality. The talk will lead into Morgan’s annual product launch party with tasty canapés and live music.
On the Wednesday, Tom Raffield himself will be giving a talk entitled ‘Taking Inspiration from Nature’. During the talk, Tom will share his passion for the organic forms and structures found in the natural world, and why they play such an important role in the brand’s designs, materials and signature curved aesthetic.
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