Skylar Morgan: Sculptural Design, Craft Materials

New collections presented at ICFF in New York

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Skylar Morgan: Sculptural Design, Craft Materials
31/05/2019 - Skylar Morgan, the Atlanta-based maker at the cross-section of rugged architectural woodwork and warm, minimalist design, has expanded his collection of handmade furniture and material offerings. Recognized as one of the premier furniture craftsmen in the South, Skylar Morgan has presented six new pieces and various finish updates as a third-time exhibitor at ICFF in New York.
 
With a focus on craft, function, and exquisite materiality, Skylar Morgan creates contemporary sculptural  furniture for everyday living. Blending crisp, clean forms with raw edges, rustic woods, and intricate hand-carved detailing, Skylar Morgan explores the timeless beauty and warmth of natural materials within modern, effortlessly functional designs – a hallmark of his studio’s work.
 
“I design for the way I want to live – modern furniture that’s not just meant to be admired, but also lived in,” said Skylar Morgan, designer and owner, Skylar Morgan Furniture. “Modern furniture can be comfortable and elevate everyday living.”
 
Conceived around simplicity and enhanced customization opportunities, Skylar Morgan’s third ICFF collection turns toward the interplay of organic textures and reclaimed materials within streamlined, edited forms free of extraneous ornamentation. The work highlights tactile surfaces and refined, minimal silhouettes that range from boldly modern to understated and elegant, while introducing new finishes such as silver travertine stone and rare goat parchment vellum.
 
“We wanted to expand our furniture collection with more adaptable designs that could better accommodate individuals’ unique needs, and also fit into a wider range of spaces,” said Morgan on his ICFF 2019 debuts. “As with everything we create, these new furnishings are meant to be loved, lived with, and worn in over time, but also reflect a more edgy, refined, and distinctly modernist feel without sacrificing the ability to fit in traditional and contemporary interiors alike.
Hillock Console

Hillock Console

Hillock Console
Drawing from the 18th century French tambour door style, Skylar Morgan modernizes this traditional woodworking technique while introducing new material and fabrication capabilities with the launch of the Hillock Console.
Expanding upon the collection’s original Armoire, the Hillock Console features a washed ash body with vertical dowels strategically placed around its exterior to deliver a graphic wrap-around effect, resulting in a sleek, geometric design stunningly juxtaposed by the organic warmth and raw beauty of its silver travertine stone top. Meanwhile, the console’s interior allows for ample hidden storage, accessed by discreet push-latch doors that have been newly fabricated to withstand the expansion and contraction of wood during seasons.
Mass Table

Mass Table

Mass Table
A study in contrasts, Mass is a multi-level end table distinct for its organic feel and commanding visual presence.
Made of reclaimed white oak beams, Skylar Morgan pays homage to the Mass table’ materiality by exploring its raw beauty and character within a simple, modern silhouette, in turn allowing the wood’s tactile allure and natural inconsistencies to shine through – a hallmark of his studio’s work. Blending bold, edited design and a clear respect for organic materials within a functional context, the Mass table can fit in a variety of different spaces with its multi-faceted persona, and also features a reversible profile for added versatility.
Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms
An evolution of Skylar Morgan’s Arc Lounge Chair, this new armchair configuration offers users increased privacy from which to take in their surroundings with its updated silhouette and taller stature.
Featuring the same organic warmth, inventive materiality and minimal sophistication of the original Arc Chair, Skylar Morgan's Arc Lounge Chair with Arms has been re-imagined with armrests, blocking out distraction while creating a welcoming retreat from one's environment. Designed to fit comfortably in residential and hospitality spaces alike, the Arc Lounge Chair with Arms also comes with new custom leather and fabric finishes to choose from, including the option of a soft looped Maharam wool or woven wool Maharam-upholstered seat.

 
Hillock Console

Hillock Console

Hillock Console

Hillock Console

Mass Table

Mass Table

Mass Table

Mass Table

Mass Table

Mass Table

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

Arc Lounge Chair with Arms

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