jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013 jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013
may 14, 2013

jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013

jasper morrison with his ‘botan’ bench for maruni collection 2013
portrait © designboom

 

 

 

 

jasper morrison originally conceived the ‘botan’ bench for personal use on the terrace of his studio.
the british designer approached the project by taking into consideration the image that comes to mind when one thinks about a heavy wood construction.
similar to the development of much of his work, morrison began with the soft-focus thought of the furniture object in question,
trying to capture the essence of it in more concrete terms. it was only recently which he thought that ‘botan’ could have commercial potential
and proposed it to maruni, who is now producing the bench in two sizes: W1, 220 x D516 x H725 x SH413 and W2, 100 x D516 x H725 x SH413 mm,
in three different finishes: cedar with urethane finish, ceder with oil finish, and pine with no finish.

 

morrison says, ‘it’s not an obvious product for the catalogue of a modern furniture company, but I am hopeful there may be a need for it
among architects designing public spaces
.’

 

 

 


designboom talks to jasper morrison about his designs for the maruni collection 2013

 

 

 


‘botan’ bench
W2,100 x D516 x H725 x SH413 mm
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


‘botan’ bench
W1,220 x D516 x H725 x SH413 mm
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


view of the slightly angled seat
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


profile of the ‘botan’ bench
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


‘lightwood armchair’
W522 x D478 x H796 x SH450 mm
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

 

 

morrison’s most recent addition to the ‘lightwood family’ is an armchair.
the general concept in developing the design was to integrate an armrest into the existing ‘lightwood chair’.
the result is a seat which is similar to its predecessor, using similar structural elements and joining techniques, just with a slightly wider body.
the ‘lightwood armchair’ is available in birch and oak finishes.

 

see more about the ‘lightwood family’ by jasper morrison for maruni on designboom here.

 

 

 


back view of the ‘lightwood armchair’
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 


profile of the ‘lightwood armchair’
photo by yoneo kawabe

 

 

 

  • As usual, JM says it all. I wish there were more designers like him.

    Daniel says:

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