Renew, a journey continued
Morgan explores the concept of ‘renew’ through a series of events and installations at CDW 2022.
After great anticipation, Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26th May 2022) is back, and Morgan are delighted to open their showroom doors, for a series of events and installations exploring the theme of ‘Renew’. Their impressive showroom features a unique double height gallery space, found in the heart of Clerkenwell on 1 Dallington Street (EC1V 0BH).
Above: Top left: Lugano, Top Right: Oslo, Bottom Left: Porto, Bottom Right: Kaya.
Morgan have always been conscious of sustainability, continuously looking to reduce waste and produce products with longevity, and so are thrilled to host an immersive exhibition on this topic, titled ‘Renew’. Visitors will follow the journey of four Pastille dining chairs through reupholstery, showcasing Morgan’s sustainable approach to manufacturing, and gaining insight into a live project with AELTC, Wimbledon. Extending the life of the chairs, ready for many more Championships to come.
Launching at CDW, is the latest addition to the Oslo collection, a Scandinavian inspired, slender dining chair featuring a cane panel detail to the inside back, emphasising the lightness of the frame. Porto barstools will also be unveiled, combining Porto’s crisp upholstery with a generous seat and a slim line metal underframe. These stools are available with a leather handle detail to the outside back.
After a successful digital launch, the Kaya Dining collection will also be available for visitors to view in person for the first time. Including the increasingly popular woven cane detail this collection is tactile, warm, and relinks contemporary design to traditional artisanal techniques. The collection has an emphasis on space and light, evoking an atmosphere of ‘komorebi’, the Japanese word for the sunshine filtering through leaves. As with a lush woodland, Kaya’s serene frame finds strength in numbers. Individual timber sections have been kept small with multiple lightweight supports in place of a single, larger component.
Also on display will be Morgan’s latest collections, including ‘Lugano’ designed by Rock Galpin, and launched at LDF 2021. This solid crafted timber-framed collection draws inspiration from human interactions, exploring the complex topic of ‘nurture’, interpreted through form and balance. In line with Morgan’s ongoing commitment to being an environmental leader, Rock took a ‘make once, make well’ approach to designing Lugano, striving to achieve a sustainable product to last a lifetime.
The latest collections will sit alongside a complete showroom transformation, following the theme ‘Renew’. Morgan London has invited artist Olly Fathers, to create a large-scale installation across their main showroom wall, entitled ‘Offcuts’, the piece is an exploration of a single set of wood offcuts, arranged in multiple compositions. Each work is cut by hand and with each work made, a new set of offcuts are created. The series celebrates this process of constant rotation and encourages the viewer to look closer at these previously disregarded forms.
Innerspace, a Cheshire based designer & manufacturer of sustainable decorative wall panels, were also invited back to create a renewed installation of beautifully preserved moss and oak, heightening the biophilic aesthetic of the space. Lighting of the space has also been carefully selected and supplied by Bert Frank.
Join Morgan London at their buzzing Clerkenwell showroom throughout the week, but be sure to join them on the Tuesday for an interactive talk, ‘Breathe Consciously’, with Rebecca Dennis, Founder of Breathing Tree, followed by their popular CDW Private View and Drinks Party, including live Jazz music. Remember to RSVP via Eventbrite to get on the list.