Jasper Morrison shows his first complete series of cork furniture in New York - architecture and design

Jasper Morrison shows his first complete series of cork furniture in New York



An exhibition of cork furniture by Jasper Morrison has opened at the Kasmin in New York's Chelsea, the designer's first solo show in North America.
Called Corks, the show brings together items of furniture by the London-based designer that are all realised entirely in cork.
One area of the exhibition has a dark green backdrop. Photo is by Diego Flores
Items on display include a chaise longue, bookshelves, a dining table, chairs, stools that double as low tables, a bench and a cork fireplace surround.
The pieces are cut from cork block material left over from wine bottle cork stopper production.
The rest of the exhibition has a more conventional white gallery setting
The particular cork block that Morrison has chosen is distinctive for the fact that wine corks are visible across its surface once the pieces are machined. "Developed by the cork oak tree as a protective covering, this particular iteration of the material is reconstituted from unselected wine bottle corks, some still visible in their original shape," said Kasmin.
Items on display include a bookshelves, chairs and stools that double as low tables
An area of the gallery space has been configured as a domestic setting, with chairs arranged around both the dining table and a low stool.
Here, the walls have been painted a deep green with free-hand depictions of the furniture items and their dimensions outlined in white at various points.
There is also cork fireplace surround
On the other side of the space, ...
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