The latest from Kelly Wearstler is a family of furniture whose designs found inspirations in the forms and principals that defined French and Italian furniture in the 70s. The Morro Collection also borrows from mid-century Japanese design to create something fresh and new. Wearstler’s practice is known to draw upon multiple sources of inspiration to create a layered and evocative feeling, continuing to do so here.
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“The Morro Collection’s bold and curvaceous shapes are at once elegant and playful, the true embodiment of Californian style,” said Wearstler. “Whether taking shape in wood, stone, or soft upholstery, the materials shine in their elemental shapes.”
Wearstler shared that the Morro Collection began with a custom table designed for the Santa Monica Proper’s grotto. The first release includes tables, lounge chairs, and sofas, all upholstered in Wearstler’s latest collection for Lee Jofa. The series’ features low-profile pieces, solid oak feet, and seating that appears to float effortlessly. Conversely, bold design influences give each piece a monolithic feel, as though carved from one singular piece of material. Wearstler said she loves the collection as standalone pieces as much as grouped together as a family.
To learn more about the Morro Collection, visit kellywearstler.com.