Marc Thorpe’s Husk collection, a colorful family of chairs, manufacturer Moroso, Marc Thorpe‘s Husk collection uses Northern Italian corn fields as inspiration. Based on the architecture of Corn. The shape inspired by the outer protective leaves of an ear of corn. Hand crafted in Dakar, Senegal, by local craftsmen. Woven with threads used in traditional fishing techniques.
“The design of HUSK for the home collection of Moroso lent itself to the international sensibility of the outdoor collection M’Afrique, manufactured in Dakar, Senegal. Thorpe had the privilege to travel to Africa and work with the M’Afrique team to collaboratively develop the products for the outdoor collection.” – Marc Thorpe
Seating made using woven threads normally used for fishing nets, the designs are all different and original, like their names. Handwoven,they are human in their perfections and flaws. Painted steel base and colored polyethylene threads handwoven; levelling glides are polypropylene.
HUSK is inspired by the outer shell of corn. The fields of corn punctuate the landscape of northern Italy, in particular around the city of Udine. Corn is used as a resource globally across all boarders and takes many forms. For Thorpe, this was an opportunity to translate the architecture of the husk from an ear of corn to produce a globally recognizable object for daily use.
The design of Husk for the upholstered home collection of Moroso is offered in various sizes including dining and armchair versions. In addition, a new textile was design by Marc Thorpe and produced by Febrik for the collection of Husk exclusively for Moroso.
Type: Furniture Collection, Chair, Outdoor Furniture
Materials: Painted steel, polyethylene threads
Materials Combination: Metal + Fabric
Colors: Mix / Multi Color