20 — 23 Sept 2022
Industrial & Product Design
Established & Sons presents Island, a multi-configured seating system by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, alongside new additions to Jasper Morrison's Crate Series. An installation devised by the designer together with earlier Crate pieces explores the rich atmospheric effect these raw and simple pieces produce.
Established & Sons, a leading platform for experimental contemporary design, will reveal two new collections at its Tilney Court studio. ISLAND by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec will be displayed in the UK for the first time, and the latest additions to Jasper Morrison Crate Series (2006-2022) will be revealed in a space full of meaningful objects, curated by the designer. ISLAND is a versatile, space-optimising bench seating system with multiple configurations, giving in-between areas a collaborative, functional use. Inviting passersby to sit, perch or lounge, its understated design creates a central focal point for high-traffic communal environments. Maximising layout while staying sympathetic to the surrounding space, ISLAND takes advantage of a non-productive area. Without impeding line of sight, the freestanding, unobtrusive bench helps to define movement and natural flow through a room. Jasper Morrison’s Crate Series started with the designer’s appreciation for a simple wine crate. The series has developed over time to become a fully-fledged collection of furniture that riffs on utilitarianism and standardised design. Emphasising honest materials and usability, familiar shapes are used in idealised proportions to draw attention to the possibilities of undervalued, everyday objects.