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  • The Design Guild Mark is twice awarded to Morgan Furniture

    Daniel Fountain
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    Morgan Furniture , the design-led British manufacturer of contract furniture, has been awarded the coveted Design Guild Mark for 2010 by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for its Miami collection and City lounge chair. The Miami has been designed by Katerina Zachariades, Design Director of Morgan, and the City has been the first product to come out of the in house Morgan Studio team. Both collections were recognised by the twelve judges for their excellence in design, use of materials, manufacture and function. Other factors considered were whether the materials are from sustainable sources and whether each piece represents good value.

    First introduced in November 2008, the Miami Collection provides a striking contemporary version of a vintage style, referencing 1950s and Danish design. The collection comprises a single-seat, plus a two and three seat sofa – all elegantly slim with solid beech turned legs, and fitted upholstery with optional back buttoning.

    The judges’ comment on the single-seater chair was: “Notably as elegant from the back as the front.”

    A matching bench seat and bar stool are also available with metal swivel bases.

    The more recent City lounge chair meets every possible need for a contract furniture product and was a creative response to the current economic climate. The collection is contemporary and stylish so delivers when it comes to city-chic looks, but is also
    quick to make and offers outstanding value.

    This is made possible thanks to investment in high-tech CNC machinery and Morgan’s industry leading standards when it comes to ecological and lean production methods. The entire range is made in birch plywood while the upholstered components are easily fitted and removed again for re-upholstery.

    Morgan design and develop all their products in a low energy consuming factory, using materials from sustainable sources. The company is accredited by FISP (Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme) and was among the first in the industry to be awarded ISO14001.

    Morgan also forms part of a lean and environmental improvement ‘think tank’ with other British manufacturers.

    Daniel Fountain / 16.05.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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