by Jasper Morrison
The elementary properties of a found wine crate continue to inspire Jasper Morrison and they are apparent again in these latest additions to his Crate Series. The multifunctional characteristics of series 1-4 are now complemented by the more defined typology of Crate Series No. 8 in the form of a Low Chair. The chair is constructed from the same solid pine whilst the familiar fabric hinge is also used linking multiple wooden slats to form a seat and back which then rests on a generous tubular steel frame. The emphasis on honest materials, proportion and usability is the thread that links this whole series and its evolution is a fascinating insight into how the most basic of found, functional objects can inspire a focused and cohesive collection of furniture.