Live from CDW: Renew, a journey continued with Morgan

After great anticipation, Clerkenwell Design Week is back, and Morgan are delighted to open their showroom doors, for a series of events and installations exploring the theme of ‘Renew’and showcasing a sustainable approach to production through an immersive exhibition…

close up of Kaya chair by Morgan

The Morgan showroom can be found in the heart of Clerkenwell, perfectly placed and ready to welcome back Clerkenwell Design Week. With sustainability consistently on top of the agenda, Morgan have always been consciously looking to reduce waste and produce products with longevity, and with this in mind will be hosting an immersive exhibition 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.

Kaya dining chair by Morgan

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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.

Three chairs with coloured backgrounds

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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, continuing 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, have created a renewed installation of beautifully preserved moss and oak, heightening the biophilic aesthetic of the space. Lighting of the space has been carefully curated and supplied by Bert Frank. all this can be viewed and experienced at the buzzing showroom for Morgan London.

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