The collection includes a signature lounge chair, a small lounge chair and a dining chair
British seating and table manufacturer Morgan Furniture is launching its new Lugano lounge and dining collection, designed by Rock Galpin, during the London Design Festival from 18-26 September 2021. The collection is intended for use onboard cruise ships, as well as in hospitality and workplace environments.
The collection is named after Lake Lugano in Switzerland, and includes a signature lounge chair, a small lounge chair and a dining chair. The seats combine a crafted timber frame with two upholstered elements, the seat pad and back and arm rests. Each of these elements can be individually replaced or updated, which is intended to prevent the need for a complete replacement and reduce environmental impact.
“I’ve always been fascinated by nature: the juxtaposition between fathomless complexity and singled mindedness and often harmonious simplicity,” said Galpin. “Lugano explores the relationship between warm embrace and focused empowerment, reflected in the contrasting strength of the base and gentle curves of the upholstery.”
Lugano will launch at a live jazz party on 21 September at Morgan’s Clerkenwell showroom in London, UK, alongside Healing is a Miracle, a large-scale installation by British artist Charlie Oscar Patterson.
“The structure of Lugano’s timber frame and how it connects with the upholstered body is something we had never explored at Morgan,” said Erin Johnson, design manager at Morgan. “As in so many relationships in life, the two parts are co-dependent: they have to work as one in order to achieve their strength and stability.”
The launch will form part of London Design Festival, an annual event held to celebrate and promote London as a centre for global design. Over 200 events will be held in ‘Design Districts’ across the city, allowing guests to explore clusters of exhibitions within walking distance of each other.
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