Corks is a minimalist furniture collection created by London-based designer Jasper Morrison, being presented at Kasmin. Kasmin is pleased to announce the US representation of internationally acclaimed designer Jasper Morrison. Morrison’s first solo gallery exhibition in North America, Corks, will go on view at Kasmin’s 297 Tenth Avenue space between May 9 – June 29, 2019.
The exhibition puts on view Morrison’s first complete series of furniture realized in cork. As limited editions, these pieces mark a departure from the designer’s usual methods of industrial production and initiate a new collaborative partnership that speaks to Kasmin’s continued engagement with presenting boundary-pushing work at the intersection of art and design. A domestic exhibition design will bring together examples of Morrison’s chaise longue, a fireplace, chairs, stools, and bookshelves.
Morrison’s interest in cork stems from its remarkable functionality as well as its unique atmospheric qualities, which he recognizes as a key design component of an object’s long-term success. Developed by the cork oak tree as a protective covering, this particular iteration of the material is reconstituted from unselected wine bottle corks, some still visible in their original shape.