Product watch: Morgan expands Bilbao collection

British furniture designer and manufacturer Morgan is expanding its curvaceous Bilbao collection with two sofas and a lounge chair with a timber base. Designed by Tim Rundle, the new additions will debut at Clerkenwell Design Week…

cream soft upholstered bilboa couch and chair by Morgan on wooden floor with white wall wall and curtain behind

First launched at London Design Festival last year, the Bilbao collection from Morgan was inspired by a desire to juxtapose soft, organic surfaces with crisp, sharp edges. A two-seater and three-seater sofa explore this contrast further, with the latter featuring a distinctive kidney bean shape. Like the original lounge chair, the sofas are fully upholstered and planted firmly on the ground.

leather upholstered Morgan_Bilbao_Timber Lounge Chair and two seater sofa covered in fabricon centred white carpet

Image credit: Philip Vile

“We’re seeing an increased preference for softness in hospitality spaces,” discussed Tim Rundle, Designer. “The Bilbao collection, with its full volumes and primarily upholstered surfaces, will help designers bring warmth to those environments, from the social spaces of hotel lobbies and lounges to the privacy of the bedrooms.”

The new lounge chair offers designers and specifiers a different aesthetic, combining sensuous upholstery and striking timber detail. The base reinforces the fluidity of the other pieces in the collection, giving the appearance of being carved from a single block of wood, with all elements blending into one another.

“Bilbao was well received after launching last year and we’ve since seen it widely specified across all sectors,” said Erin Johnson, Design Director, Morgan. “These new additions offer considerably more options and flexibility to meet clients’ aesthetic and spatial requirements.”

During CDW, Morgan will host a private viewing of a new art installation called ‘Verso’ by British artist Corin Kennington, as well as a lighting display by Bert Frank. Join Morgan, along with live jazz and drinks on the Tuesday evening, in its Clerkenwell showroom.

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Main image credit: Philip Vile