Marc Thorpe in Milan and Beyond
New York-based designer Marc Thorpe to present new and extended collections for Moroso, Casamania, and Horm in Milan.
Building on his New York-based practice, Marc Thorpe has been making his on both sides of the Atlantic — not just in the United States and Europe but also in Africa, where he has been working with Senegalese craftsmen to develop furniture collections with the blessing of Moroso and M’Afrique. This Salone sees the introduction of the Baobab table, alongside an extended edition of Husk M’Afrique: low tables, chairs, a bench, and a chaise.
Thorpe is continuing his relationship with the likes of Casamania and Horm, presenting the “Lily” series of occasional tables and chairs and new “Tout le Jour” chair for the respective brands. The former collection makes the most of varying heights to achieve a lily-like layering effect, while the latter sofas, chairs, and tables are characterized by their honest, well-proportioned structure.
And last but certainly not least, Thorpe has been working with Ligne Roset on the new Transatlantic Creative Exchange Program, a new partnership between French companies and American designers. The “Vol de Nuit” seating design is a kind of canopied bench, inspired by the architecture of 19th-century birdcages. Both Thorpe and Antoine Roset are looking forward to the debut of the project next month at NYCxDesign.