Line, light and shadow

Sep

18-22

2017

10am - 5pm

Free Event

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Exhibition

Moroso presents the V&A Museum 8mm chair by AL_A

Moroso will present a special exhibition of the 8mm chair and 6mm table by AL_A for Moroso, unveiled in June 2017 at the V&A Museum, Exhibition Road Quarter.

Moroso has produced the unique collection of chairs and tables, designed by AL_A especially for the Exhibition Road Quarter project at London’s V&A Museum. The new building has been conceived by Stirling Prize winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A. In collaboration with Moroso, Amanda Levete has designed a chair and table for the courtyard and café which references the architecture of the space. The 8mm chair and 6mm table, developed with Feruglio Engineering, were created by laser cutting sheets of aluminium in the two different thicknesses that give the pieces their names.

The aluminium, which is typically used in aeronautical construction projects, is a very light alloy that is nonetheless able to withstand a great deal of mechanical pressure. After laser cutting into the shape needed to make each piece, the sheet is bent using a one-step process. Finally, the metal surface is smoothed, to eliminate signs of the laser cutting, and anodised or powder coated in two colour variations chosen by AL_A: in natural silver anodised or a blue-white powder coating to match the tones of the courtyard’s porcelain tiles.

The 8mm chair and 6mm table were created to be an integral part of the architectural design of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, designed to subtly blend with the courtyard surface. The form is pared-back and essential and has been enhanced with a series of diagonal cuts, reducing the weight of the chair and referencing the pattern of the courtyard’s porcelain floor as well as creating interesting shadow effects.

The chairs, which can be used indoors or outdoors, are flexible and comfortable due to the curved back which allows a degree of springiness. The tables can be combined to create a larger surface area.

Moroso

Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.

Today the company is headed by the second generation of the Moroso family- Roberto, the CEO, and Patrizia, the Art Director,- and is an example of how a small Italian artisan-owner company has evolved since it was run until the nineties by Agostino Moroso.

The company has always been open to new ideas, from its origins in post-war Italy where there was a culture of ‘doing things and doing them well’, Moroso has been farsighted, daring and certain of the advantage of combining craftsmanship and tailoring with industrial processing techniques to create unique products and by drawing on the worlds of industrial design, contemporary art and fashion.

Along with its product catalogue, the culmination of thirty years work in design and expression, Moroso offers customers its design and production expertise to create customized projects for the contract and luxury residential sectors. Our ability to offer unique products is thanks to the combined talents of our 70 master artisans, our network of trusted suppliers, the use of high quality materials and a true attention to detail.

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