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MORPH

Contact : Studio 26, 26 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell EC1R 4SX London - Royaume-Uni

Ph. 020 78372343

info@morphuk.com
www.morphuk.com
 
Morph is a design partnership established by Bill Holding and Ben Cox in 1999, after they met while studying Furniture and Product design in Nottingham. With common interests across the creative spectrum from music through to graphics, as well as a like-minded approach to design, it was a natural progression to start working together professionally.

The duo began to steadily develop a longstanding relationship working with Habitat, as well as independent designers such as Michael Young, Tom Dixon, and Michael Sodeau. As morph moved forward, their wide-ranging interest in all things creative began to be reflected in the scope of projects within which they became involved, from the development of luxury products for Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, shop interiors for Manderina Duck with Michael Young, lighting with Chris Levine, Prada fragrance bottles with David James, a range of ceramics for Harrods, through to working with artists such as Sarah Staton and Gary Hume.

Morph has also evolved to become a leading name in computer based illustration, with a unique approach, which has led to them working closely with the graphic design industry, in particular with Peter Saville, whose book cover is just one of the results of morph’s more artistic side, and most recently creating the cover artwork for the New Order album, ‘Singles’ (Released October 2005). While continuing to build on their relationship with Saville, it wasn’t long before others saw the possibilities, and morph’s involvement with graphic designers continues to grow, to include Tomato, Saturday (Mother), and Venture Three, with whom they developed the new Sky television logo.

Morph are becoming increasingly involved in launching new ranges of furniture and products, using their experience and relationships with manufacturers not only in the UK but worldwide, to develop a well received folio of work, from the bespoke to the mass produced.

As a member of the design collective ‘Shift’, morph exhibited at the widely publicised ‘Time:Frame’ exhibition in November/December 2003 and as a result now have two ranges of furniture, a rotationally moulded stool (launched at 100% 2004) and other on going projects with the British manufacturer Modus.

Morph were also put forward by Michael Young to take part in the 10x10 feature at 100% Design 2004, which was a showcase of current names to look out for in the design industry.

Continuing to build on relationships with worldwide manufacturers, morph have set up a new brand supplying products directly in to the retail market, the first example being the Mono clock, as seen in the Habitat Autumn-Winter 2005 catalogue, with more to follow.

Most recently morph have launched a new collaboration called ‘Sunday’ with fellow shift member, Sam Johnson. Sunday specialises in contemporary furniture, and related products, for both the contract and domestic market, and the debut range was launched at the Milan furniture fair, and then went on to be exhibited at ICFF in New York.


CLIENTS

Alex Taylor, Bombay Sapphire, Chris Levine, Comma (New York), Corian, David James, Gary Hume, Fly, Habitat, Harrods, Hugo Eccles, Interieur (Belgium), Isokon Plus, Jonas Damon (New York), JosephJoseph, Kilgour (Saville Row), Louis Vuitton, Magis (Milan), Mandarina Duck, Marc Jacobs, Mark Sainsbury, Max Factor, Michael Sodeau, Michael Young, Modus, Mother, Peter Saville, Prada, Precious McBane, Ross Menuez (New York), Saatchi & Saatchi, Sainsburys, Sarah Staton, Saturday, Spy, Tomato, Tom Dixon, TwentyTwentyOne & Venture Three.


stool 10°

stool 10°

pedestal units Domino

sideboard Domino

coffee table London

sideboard London

clock Mono

storage Eyes

storage boxes Porter

dining table Stable

trestle table Stable

coffee table x2

album cover for New Order True Faith

cover of "Designed by Peter Saville" Unknown pleasures

sculpture Unknown pleasures

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