jasper morrison: lightwood for maruni wood industry
 
jasper morrison: lightwood for maruni wood industry jasper morrison: lightwood for maruni wood industry
apr 12, 2011

jasper morrison: lightwood for maruni wood industry

lightwood chair (birch, webbing seat) by jasper morrison image copyright maruni wood industry inc. photo by yoneo kawabe

at the milan triennale for milan design week 2011, maruni wood industry presents ‘lightwood’, a new furniture collection designed by london-based jasper morrison who has collaborated with the company for the first time on this occasion.

lightwood chair by jasper morrison images © designboom

‘lightwood’ includes a chair made from solid birch that features either webbed, cushioned (upholstered leather or fabric) or woven mesh seating options. in the case of the upholstered leather and fabric, the material is detachable making it easy to clean.

detail of lightwood chair shows webbing seat image © designboom

the collection also includes ‘table 30’ made from birch and maple veneer as well as ‘table 200’ made from Corian® and birch.

lightwood chair (webbing seat) by jasper morrison image copyright maruni wood industry inc. photo by yoneo kawabe

lightwood chair – cushioned with detachable fabric (right), cushioned with detachable leather (left) images copyright maruni wood industry inc. photo by yoneo kawabe

lightwood chair with mesh seat image copyright maruni wood industry inc. photo by yoneo kawabe

detail of lightwood chair with mesh seat image copyright maruni wood industry inc. photo by yoneo kawabe

image © designboom

detail image © designboom

jasper morrison portrait © designboom

image © designboom

as part of the maruni wood industry presentation, jasper morrison is asking visitors to the exhibition to show their support for the japanese at this time of need, through donations:

‘japan’s troubles as we all know, the earthquake and tsunami in japan has caused terrible loss of life, homes and untold damage. what is less known is the collective sense of disaster felt by the whole nation. showing your support for the japanese at this time in any way you can will do more than help pay to put things right, it will help them find the strength to rebuild the country and their confidence.

thank you for your support.’

– jasper morrison

  • wonderful!

    gilberto says:
  • It is very beautiful. It’s interesting to compare it to the Trattoria chair designed by Mr Morrison for Magis because it gains from this tension & lightness. It also gains, through its “right” curves & materials, sensuality and timelessness.
    Nice work.

    iBouc says:
  • great !! 😀

    cawah says:
  • Whats the difference between Jasper Morrison producing too many products and other designers producing too many products?

    Answer:

    Jasper Morrison is a sacred cow.

    Yes, the chair is terribly competent and virtuous, but that for me is completely outweighed by the fact that it is aesthetically boring and ordinary in the extreme.

    douglas montgomery says:

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