Seemingly simple in form, Iso-Lounge pushes the technical limits of plywood as a material and recently took British designer Jasper Morrison some 18 months to develop with the Isokon team at their London workshop. The cantilevered design offers unparalleled strength, support and comfort, and is handmade in the UK in beech ply with either oiled oak or ash veneer.
- 28.7" h x 17.6" w x 25.3" d (73x44.8x64.2cm)
- Seat height: 13.7" (35cm)
“We do things in 3-D on computers these days,” says Jasper Morrison, reflecting on a 35-year career as a designer. “We are considerably more efficient and precise, and we are able to have much more control over the finished article.” This giant of British design has been responsible for everything from alarm clocks to appliances, from telephones to trains (the Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail of its time.) Along the way, he’s collaborated with numerous brands including Alessi, Cappellini, Muji and Sony. Yet Jasper is unpretentious about his vast influence, honing in on a product’s function and even entitling his recent retrospective "Thingness," which, with typical perspective, he defines as "the quality that makes a thing good at what it does.”