Originally manufactured by SCP in 1986 and now reissued, Side Table was Jasper Morrison’s first design to go into production. An exercise in refinement, the frame is made from hand-formed steel with brazed brass joints and finished with a powder coat. Available in 2 versions, as a high table with double circular glass tiers or a low model with a single glass tier, this timeless piece is made in the EU.
- 1 Tier: 18.1" h x 16.5" w x 16.5"d (46x42x42cm)
- 2 Tier: 25.6" h x 16.5" w x 16.5" d(65x42x42cm)
Glass, steel, brass
There are few true influential leaders in any industry, and when it comes to the UK’s native modern design scene, Sheridan Coakley has been at the forefront—even long before he founded his eponymous brand SCP in 1985 (the “P” is for products).
The flagship he opened that year in a former factory in the London neighborhood of Shoreditch—filled with SCP and a wide swath of other modern design houses—has transformed that corner of the capitol into a design mecca. SCP is a founding organizer of the Shoreditch Design Triangle, the largest official London Design Festival District, running since 2008.
Today, the SCP range of furniture, textiles, lighting and accessories is designed by the likes of Jasper Morrison, Terrence Woodgate, Donna Wilson, Philippe Malouin, Ilse Crawford and Oscar Peña, among many other notable creators. Even the SCP logo can rest on its laurels, having been created by the great graphic designer Peter Saville, whose iconic body of work includes the wavy pattern for Joy Division.
Sustainability is also part of its locally made ethos, extending to its upsholstery methods. In 2003, SCP vertically integrated its upholstery manufacturing based in Norfolk into the company, and it continues to champion a progressive environmentalism where it can.
“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.”