Design by Jasper Morrison, 2002.
These forms turned from agglomerate cork can be used as a small side table, a stool or ottoman. Each Cork stool/table bears a small engraved plate on the underside with the Moooi logo and the name of designer Jasper Morrison.
Material(s): 100% Cork
Looks great, but dirty
By: David S., Renter (Mountain View, California)
I'm pleased with the look of the Corks puff/coffee table. It is much darker than I expected, and that it looks in some pictures, but I'm growing to like it. The biggest criticism I have is that it was VERY dirty. After opening the box and bubble rap, everything was covered in a fine black powder (I don't know if this is something to dye the cork darker? It looks like charcoal that was rubbed all over it). Whatever it is also made the instruction paper soggy. It mentions you have to brush it with a cloth first, but it is so dirty I had to put it in the bath. Even then black powder was getting everywhere. I was too worried to scrub it hard as bits and pieces were coming off. I think some was lumps of whatever covered it that got into the natural holes you find in cork, but some was definitely parts of the stool itself. I think bits have now stopped coming off it, but I've not had chance to use it in any way yet as its in the guest bedroom. If you don't mind cleaning it up (maybe mine was extra worse, as I don't expect the instructions should have been soggy!) then it is a nice little piece.
Designer: Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison is one of today's most influential industrial designers. He is renowned for his elegant and straightforward style. Born in London in 1959, Morrison studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He pursued further studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin on a fellowship. In 1986 he founded his own design studio in London.
Jasper Morrison became a leading figure of "New Simplicity", a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover, Germany, and a bus shelter for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.View other products by Jasper Morrison
Moooi is an avant-garde Dutch design firm specializing in lighting, furniture and textiles. Founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, Moooi is named after their native Dutch word for beautiful — with a third 'o' for extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. Moooi style is exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite.
In addition to Marcel Wanders' designs, the Moooi portfolio contains a range of work from other renowned designers including: Jurgen Bey, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Ross Lovegrove, Neri & Hu, Studio Job and Nika Zupanc. Moooi produces timeless objects of beauty which posses the uniqueness and character of antiques combined with the freshness of modern times. Designs by Moooi outlast everyday interiors, defining our home's personalities & delivering an extra touch of creativity and beauty.View other products from Moooi