RIO Product Launch – Morgan Studio and Studio INTEGRATE.
Mehran Gharleghi from Studio INTEGRATE gave a presentation at 6pm to an intrigued audience. He described how 3D printing was used to create the innovative RIO collection, which explores the relationship between the craft of yesterday and the craft of tomorrow. This was achieved by combining traditional, timber craftsmanship with the latest 3D printing technology, used to form the polyamide curved lattice back of the RIO chair.
Rigorous study of materials and complex analysis techniques are part of the ethos at Studio INTEGRATE in order to push the boundaries of design and performance. Mehran described other projects including last year’s exhibit at La Biennale in Venice and the GeMo vase and Flux table, both of which were also on display at Morgan alongside the RIO chairs. Using a mathematical algorithm, each set of six 3D printed chairs features a small variation of the algorithm making it slightly different as if it were carved by hand. The result is a beautiful and comfortable chair that is available now and, as such, is ground-breaking within the commercial furniture market.
FX Drawing Competition in association with Ecophon.
Special thank you to Theresa Dowling, and the wonderful FX Magazine team, for giving Morgan the opportunity to host the FX drawing competition. The exhibition of shortlisted entries attracted an audience from far and wide, including some of the artists – one of whom had travelled from Holland for the party. In addition to the variety of drawings on display, Morgan’s double-height walls were also a talking point with their mix of infographics, 3D objects and photography bringing technical information to life about the company and the design process.