Outdoor Seating & Table System for Moroso M’Afrique by Marc Thorpe

Eight years into their collaborative relationship, New York-based designer Marc Thorpe is launching his latest piece for Moroso for their outdoor collection called Moroso M’Afrique. DayTrip comprises various components that are used as low tables and benches that pay homage to the Italian brand’s multi-cultural ethos. The design allows the user to create a composition for themselves, giving them ownership of the product and design for which they can use with others.

The frames are made in Dakar, Senegal, while the cushions are created in Udine, Italy, bringing together Moroso’s modern spirit with Senegal’s hand-craftsmanship making it truly a global design.

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  • Andrea Branzi (b.1938) Italian furniture designer

    Andrea Branzi (b.1938) Italian furniture designer

    His theoretical furniture is well-known. He formed Archizoom Associati, an avant-garde group in Florence, in 1966 (with Paolo Deganello and others) that brought the irony of 1960s Anti-Design to furniture design.Read More →

  • Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon

    Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon

    The pressure-cast aluminium legs and the transition to the shell followed the same process to create an elegant and natural unit that ensures that from all angles, Ro is beautiful and elegant. To make the chair more colourful and tactile, a mixture of different textiles were also used in addition to the shell’s form – one for the shell and one for the cushions.Read More →

  • Bloemenwerf Side Chair (1895) designed by Henry de Velde

    Bloemenwerf Side Chair (1895) designed by Henry de Velde

    Bloemenwerf, Henry Van de Velde’s property outside Brussels, is the inspiration for this chair. Van de Velde planned and built the house and the interior—from the furniture to the wallpaper—resulting in a holistic design that exemplified the concept of a Gesamtkunstwerk “total work of art”. Read More →

  • Dakota Jackson (b.1950) American furniture designer

    Dakota Jackson (b.1950) American furniture designer

    Dakota Jackson is an American furniture designer best known for his Dakota Jackson furniture line. He was a magician’s son, and by the time he was six, he became a professional magician. He performed in public until his early 20s.Read More →

  • Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

    Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

    Molesworth ranch style furniture has inspired contemporary Western furniture designers such as Jim Covert, Jeff Morris and Marc Tagesger with its large brass pads, Native American motifs and wildfire imagery.Read More →

  • Perttu Mentula (b.1936) Finnish architect & Interior Designers

    Perttu Mentula (b.1936) Finnish architect & Interior Designers

    Perttu Mentula (b.1936) was a Finnish architect and interior, exhibition, product, graphic, and furniture designer.Read More →

  • Kwok Hoi Chan (1939 – 1987) Chinese architect and interior designer

    Kwok Hoi Chan  (1939 – 1987) Chinese architect and interior designer

    Interior design projects included furniture for Air India and the IBM offices in Hong Kong. 1966-68, Chan worked in a design studio, London, contributing to the interiors of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II. He subsequently, designed for Spectrum, the Netherlands. Read More →

  • Handlebar Table (1982) by Jasper Morrison

    Handlebar Table (1982) by Jasper Morrison

    The Handlebar Table (1982) was a table with aluminium handlebars, chrome steel connectors, beechwood support and plate glass top.Read More →

  • Chair No.14, 1855 by Michael Thonet

    Chair No.14, 1855 by Michael Thonet

    Bentwood furniture was not invented by Michael Thonet (1798-1871), but he perfected a method for mass production. In 1819, in Boppard, Germany, he opened his cabinetmaking business, and by 1840 he had invented the steam-softening technique for bending rods of hardwood into flowing yet structurally solid shapes. There are just six sections and screws in his all-time classic, Model No.14. Read More →

  • Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer

    Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer

    He set up his architecture practice in New York in 1905 and, after visiting the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes.’ He began offering interior design services. In 1931, he became a professor of interior architecture at New York University. He sold his own and imported textiles and furniture and Maurice Heaton’s glassware in the gallery he established.Read More →

  • Eugene Printz (1889 – 1948) French Decorator and furniture designer

    Eugene Printz (1889 – 1948) French Decorator and furniture designer

    He set up his workshop at 12 rue Saint-Bernard in Paris, where he produced cabinets, rugs, drawings, and paintings. In 1930, he rendered the interior scheme of the boudoir of the Princesse de la Tour d’Auvergne in the Château de Grosbois, the private office of Jeanne Lanvin, the reception salon of Field Marshal Lyautey, and the arrangement of the Musée de la France d’Outre-Mer on the occasion of the 1931 Paris ‘Exposition Coloniale. Read More →

  • Vlastislav Hofman (1884- 1964) Czech Architect, Designer and Artist

    Vlastislav Hofman (1884- 1964) Czech Architect, Designer and Artist

    Vlastislav Hofman (1884 – 1964) was a Czech architect, designer and artist. He studied at the Czech Technical University. He worked in the building department of the Prague magistrate. He was a member of the Artel Cooperative and Mánes Association of Plastic Artists. In 1911 he left Mánes and joined the group of plastic artists. He wrote a number of theoretical articles for magazines. In 1912, he left the group and returned to Mánes. Read More →

  • Fritz Haller (1924 – 2012) Swiss Architect, Designer & Town Planner

    Fritz Haller (1924 – 2012) Swiss Architect, Designer & Town Planner

    In Switzerland and Rotterdam, he worked as an apprentice and collaborator with Willem van Tijen and H.A. Maaskant. He founded an architecture firm in Solothurn in 1949. He was a guest professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from 1966 to 1971.Read More →

  • Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) American Interior and furniture designer

    Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) American Interior and furniture designer

    Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) was an American Interior and furniture designer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was professionally active in New York. He began his interior design career in 1951 in Louisville. In 1968, he established the design company Jay Spectre, in New York. He designed interiors for luxury homes, private jet aircraft, yachts, and offices, which showed Art Deco, Asian, and African influences with high-tech and hand-carved elements. Read More →

  • Carlo Bugatti (1855-1940) Italian designer and furniture maker

    Carlo Bugatti (1855-1940) Italian designer and furniture maker

    Carlo Bugatti was a leading figure in Italy’s design and decorative arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bugatti is perhaps best known for his exotic, handmade furniture designs. Many of the 19th century’s progressive developments, notably the British Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau, influenced his work. Read More →

  • Vittorio Gregotti (1927- 2020 ) Italian architect, designer, design historian

    Vittorio Gregotti (1927- 2020 ) Italian architect, designer, design historian

    Vittorio Gregotti (1927- 2020) was an important Italian architect, designer, design historian, theorist and critic, Gregotti was the editor of several leading Italian design journals. He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1952. He spent his lifetime working in the field as a practitioner, academic, and writer.Read More →

  • Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) outstanding furniture designer

    Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) outstanding furniture designer

    Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) was a French designer who was born and lived in Paris. n 1907, he took over his father’s house painting company in Paris. He first exhibited his work in 1911, with architect Charles Plumet and couturier Jacques Doucet, Frantz Jourdain, and Tony Selmersheim.Read More →

  • Don Albinson (1921- 2008) – American furniture designer

    Don Albinson (1921- 2008) – American furniture designer

    The 1965 stacking Albinson chair produced by Knoll was similar to British Designer’s Robin Day trendy chair for Hille, although Albinson’s was more sophisticated. They stack, hook together side by side and comfortable to sit in. After Knoll he became a consultant designer to Westinghouse on office seating and furniture systems.Read More →

  • Rocking Armchair Rod (RAR) by Ray Eames

    Rocking Armchair Rod (RAR) by Ray Eames

    The RAR was designed by Charles and Ray Eames to be manufactured of metal before being sprayed with neoprene (a synthetic rubber) to make it more comfortable. However, by the time the chair could be manufactured, Herman Miller had developed the technique to build the seat out of polyester bonded with fibreglass strands. Read More →

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