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 2013portrait © 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




jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013‘botan’ benchW2,100 x D516 x H725 x SH413 mmphoto by yoneo kawabe



jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013‘botan’ benchW1,220 x D516 x H725 x SH413 mmphoto by yoneo kawabe



jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013view of the slightly angled seatphoto by yoneo kawabe



jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013profile of the ‘botan’ benchphoto by yoneo kawabe



jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013‘lightwood armchair’W522 x D478 x H796 x SH450 mmphoto 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.




jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013back view of the ‘lightwood armchair’photo by yoneo kawabe



jasper morrison: maruni collection 2013profile 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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