The HP/1 (whose name stands for “hi pad”) is executed in Morrison’s typical understated manner. The molded seat is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers and sits atop a satin stainless steel base.
- By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
- Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big dreams, and small specs, till the morning light.
Solid natural beech wood simple chairs with transparent corrugated polycarbonate seat and backrest. By Jasper Morrison for Magis.
There are few finer chairs than those produced by Japanese maker Maruni, whose levels of craftsmanship and woodworking technology are hard to top. Morrison again offers an update of the archetypal cafe chair, but these beauties will do equally well in any home.
These lightweight polypropylene-and-glass-fiber chairs are ideal for outdoor use; they’re stackable and each has a cutout that ensures the seat won’t gather puddles. They come in ten colors, from fuchsia to beige, so there’s a shade to suit every space.
One size doesn’t fit all: The relatively low back hits short folks right below the shoulder blades, discouraging reclined relaxation. They come only in sets of four—a bummer if you seek a singleton.
More than 20 years into his career, Jasper Morrison has little to prove. His designs eschew kitsch in favor of timeless qualities that speak to the nature of the object he is designing in this case, a bentwood chair.
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