marc thorpe translates the architecture of a corn husk into seating for moroso
 
marc thorpe translates the architecture of a corn husk into seating for moroso
may 19, 2016

marc thorpe translates the architecture of a corn husk into seating for moroso

marc thorpe extends his ‘husk’ collection for moroso with upholstered versions. originally constructed from a painted steel structure, the seating designs were completed by woven yarn typically used for making fishing nets — each one hand-made by skilled craftsmen — resulting in outdoor furniture characterized by the colorful strands of polyethylene employed to form its shell.

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the upholstered version of ‘husk’ draws aesthetic influences from the shell of maize

 

 

while still retaining a similar wrap around shape as its predecessor, thorpe’s upholstered armchairs find their aesthetic influences from the architecture of a corn husk. drawn to the fields of crop that punctuate the landscape of udine in northern italy where moroso’s headquarters is, thorpe has pulled the textures and lines found on the shell of maize, translating them into a fabric used to render a globally recognizable object for everyday use. the ‘husk’ upholstered collection for moroso is offered in various sizes, including dining and armchair versions. the textile employed was conceived by thorpe, and produced by febrik exclusively for this series of chairs for moroso.

 

the ‘husk’ collection by marc thorpe was on show during new york design week 2016. marc-thorpe-husk-collection-moroso-designboom-19
the textile employed has been specially designed by marc thorpe and produced by febrikmarc thorpe moroso husk designboom
‘husk’ armchair waiting to be upholsteredmarc thorpe moroso husk designboom
cutting the fabric to size for upholstering the ‘husk’ armchairmarc thorpe moroso husk designboom
craftsman at the moroso headquarters upholstering the ‘husk’ armchair
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upholstering the ‘husk’ armchair         marc thorpe moroso husk designboom
the fabric used for the ‘husk’ collection has been designed by marc thorpe and produced by febrik
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welding the steel frame of the ‘husk’ chair at atelier m’afrique
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finished frame welded
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designer marc thorpe with the ‘husk’ high-back steel chair frame
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thorpe measuring the polyethylene fishing net thread used weave the seats of the original ‘husk’ collection

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the ‘husk’ outdoor seating collection by marc thorpe for moroso marc thorpe husk collection moroso designboom
detail of the woven seat backsmarc thorpe husk collection moroso designboom
designer marc thorpe with his ‘husk’ outdoor furniture collection for moroso

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