RIO launch at Morgan during LDF
British furniture maker, Morgan, is once again taking part in LDF (#LDF15) and the Clerkenwell Design Quarter with an exciting new seating collection, RIO, launching on 22 September.
Designed by Morgan Studio and Mehran Gharleghi from Studio INTEGRATE, RIO explores the relationship of the craft of yesterday with the craft of tomorrow. Is technology dictating the new aesthetic? Can tradition, innovation and comfort be combined?
These are the questions that inspired the new collection. A clearly expressed structure is varied offering tactile beautiful timber detail, minimal but comfortable upholstery or 3D printed bone-like intricate lattice framework.
Mehran Gharleghi has collaborated with Katerina McMahon and the Morgan Design team and developed a chair that uses technology to create a sophisticated luxurious product. He used his expertise in new technologies to develop a 3D printed component, made in both a polyamide and a metallic finished resin.
Constructed using a mathematical algorithm each set of chairs features a slight variation of the algorithm making it slightly different as if it were carved by hand.