Morgan & Marley http://www.morganandmarley.com We are Morgan & Marley, and we love you! Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:38:07 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 Papercuts http://www.morganandmarley.com/paper-cuts http://www.morganandmarley.com/paper-cuts#comments Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:19:34 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=388

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Opening party movie http://www.morganandmarley.com/opening-party-movie http://www.morganandmarley.com/opening-party-movie#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:30:29 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=377 Movie from the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition opening night:

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Opening, The Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition 2010 http://www.morganandmarley.com/opening-the-cabinetmakers-autumn-exhibition-2010 http://www.morganandmarley.com/opening-the-cabinetmakers-autumn-exhibition-2010#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:39:23 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=315 Yesterday night we went to the opening of The Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition 2010. It was very crowded and we were lucky too get a minute with the Wooden Chair to have a chat.

M&M: “Congratulations with the show, we are so happy to be here, and damn you look great!”

TWC: “Thanks a lot, yes I know, it’s such a great event, they actually serve milk – is that too cool or what!?”

M&M: “It is! So, tell us now, how does it feel to finally be out in public to show off your new body?”

TWC: “Well, it’s been a long journey for me to get here, there has been up’s and downs and there has been times when I didn’t think I would make it – but everything has been totally worth it. The day I ran away from home,  I was sure that somewhere out there, I could find happiness. I was a nobody, and now I am everything; soft, white, comfortable, what more could a chair possibly dream of?!”

M&M: “Thank you, we hope you will have a lot of visitors here at Ordrupgaard, and we will look forward to following you in Tokyo in April.”

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Morgan & Marley loves blogging http://www.morganandmarley.com/morgan-marley-loves-blogging http://www.morganandmarley.com/morgan-marley-loves-blogging#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:14:36 +0000 webmaster http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=253 Here at Morgan & Marley we really love blogging. So stay tuned. We will post news and updates from our office!

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The Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition 2010 http://www.morganandmarley.com/the-cabinetmakers-autumn-exhibition-2010 http://www.morganandmarley.com/the-cabinetmakers-autumn-exhibition-2010#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 07:32:28 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=194 The Wooden Chair by Morgan & Marley / Erik Jørgensen møbelfabrik A/S

The unhappy, uncomfortable wooden chair ran away to find happiness. It got stuck in a terrible snowstorm, which turned it into this comfortable and very happy wooden chair.

Materials: Memory foam + wood + wool (Kvadrat Divina3 106)

Check out the interview with The Wooden Chair here!

Visit The Wooden Chair and all the other white chairs at the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition 2010

Ordrupgaard 29. October 2010 – 23. January 2011, opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 13-17, Wednesday 13-19 Saturday, Sunday and national holidays 11-17 Monday closed

WHITEOUT

White is the new black in the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition 2010, where the theme “Whiteout” refers both to the colour white and to the weather phenomenon, where snow, fog or haze reduces visibility. But the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition promises a clear outlook and 38 white chairs measuring 80 x 80 x 120 cm. Again this year, the association´s members and the guest exhibitors have unfolded their playful side and developed 38 innovative prototypes condensed from a sea of snow-white concepts, technical challenges and painstaking detailing.

As always with the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition, the association´s furniture manufacturers team up with the association´s designers to create experimenting furniture in a non-commercial forum – with the goal of setting innovation free and working from a non-profit-oriented agenda. In the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition ANYTHING is possible. We are proud to be able to present some 40 crisp, innovative and adventurous furniture pieces every year that lead the industry down new paths that may or may not point to a way for commercial exploration.

In a historical reference to one of the finest proponents of Københavns Snedkerlaug (the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers´ Guild) Finn Juhl, this year´s exhibition is held at Ordrupgaard, where Finn Juhl´s home has now been converted into a museum as an example of the level of craftsmanship and quality of design that the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition strives for and seeks to preserve. This partnership with Ordrupgaard brings the story full circle – in white.

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Birdietecture http://www.morganandmarley.com/birdietecture http://www.morganandmarley.com/birdietecture#comments Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:37:54 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=132
Based on famous classic architect-designed buildings, we have created birdie-architecture that both has a sculptural value in the garden and is an architectural delight for the bird.
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Birdietectural living
This is the place for stylish birds to hangout while eating, drinking and bathing the black porcelain pool.
The living table is based on the renowned classic building the Barcelona Pavilion from 1929. The building was designed by German architect Mies van der Rohe, and is especially known for its extraordinary materials and the large basin reflecting the architecture.
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Birdietectural home
In the Birdietectural home the stylish bird can create a safe environment for the family and give the nestlings a happy childhood.
The nest box signed based on the distinctive architectural expression in the famous De Stijl-building Schroeder Haus. The house is known for its open interior, balconies and geometric simplicity. It is located in Utrecht and was designed by the architect Gerrit Rietveld in 1924.
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ZIP. http://www.morganandmarley.com/zip-2010 http://www.morganandmarley.com/zip-2010#comments Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:29:35 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=108
Spring 2010

ZIP. is an adaptable object that generates new sitting-experiences. You can transform it into a hiding place, a dating seat, a workstation or just totally unzip the ZIP.  and create a pillow pile lounge area. ZIP. is not only serving a functional purpose, it is also suggesting an alternative to the existing typologies, by allowing contemporary informal sitting positions. In this object “sitting” is not just a passive activity you do without thinking, it is an active relationship between body and furniture.

Sponsored by Kvadrat, Bramming Plast bmi.dk, YKK Denmark & DanTeam Lasercut

Materials:

Memory Foam
Max fabric by Kvadrat, lasercut w. raw edges
YKK Zippers

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LEAN on me http://www.morganandmarley.com/lean-on-me http://www.morganandmarley.com/lean-on-me#comments Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:49:28 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=120 The LEAN stools have no function standing alone – they need each other to lean on…
They require communication and cooperation between the users to create the possibility of sitting, and encourage playfulness as well as solidarity. This is an example on how furniture can influence our behavior, and generate unexpected social relations.

We find it very interesting how people act and communicate in urban spaces, which lead to an investigation of street furniture. An interesting case study is the Tuileries & Luxembourg gardens in Paris, where visitors have the freedom of moving around public furniture, creating different formations according to sunlight or social affiliations.

This dependency vs. independency inspire us to different conceptual furniture which encourage the establishment of relationships between people by being dependent on each other. The LEAN concept is a simple construction and the functionality is very easy to read. The prototypes were joyfully tried out by kids as well as adults who, with large enthusiasm, connected and disconnected the stools, when shown with Hidden Heroes in Zona Tortona, Milan 2010.

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Unfold http://www.morganandmarley.com/unfold http://www.morganandmarley.com/unfold#comments Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:49:24 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=93 Unfold introduces a new concept called the table’s autonomy. Autonomy means that you are not dependent on others, but decide your own affairs. The table’s autonomy means that you should use the table according to its own principles. In other words, subordinate yourselves to the shape of the table.

Unfold breaks with the notion of a table, which often consists of a regular surface with legs. Why not make a table on its own premises?
People change their home all the time. Why not change the furniture so they can be used in different situations and sizes? Why not use a piece of furniture in an unconventional way?

The idea behind Unfold is based on a series of investigations that have led to redesigning the traditional dining table:

  • To reconsider the dining table in a manner similar to the society we live in today.
  • Furniture should not be defined in advance, but interpreted and used as needed in a given situation.
  • To design a sculptural object, which is also functional.
  • Unfold has its own identity in all setups and is designed with focus on flexibility, variability, dynamics and contrast.

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Display, Karen By Simonsen http://www.morganandmarley.com/stand-karen-by-simonsen http://www.morganandmarley.com/stand-karen-by-simonsen#comments Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:48:10 +0000 morganmarley http://www.morganandmarley.com/?p=103 Display at Gallery, Copenhagen Fashion Week, february 2010
The challenge was to design an organic shaped display in wood and making furniture that “grow” out of the floor.
Made by Mathilde Witt Mølholm in cooperation with Mads Arlien-Søborg Preview, Junckers Flooring and Karen By Simonsen.
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