Over the years Moroso has developed a strong bond with American design by including in its roster American names like Marc Thorpe, Daniel Libeskind, David Weeks, TM/R Design and Birsel & Seck. These designers have created successful collections like Marc Thorpe’s Husk chair, Mark table, Blur sofa, and mot recently Baobab table and stool set. Thorpe, who has been collaborating with Moroso since 2010 has also created a series of exclusive textiles for the company: Husk and Blur. These fabrics which feature a three-dimensional texture have been applied on numerous products and can also be used as acoustic wall coverings, opening a new market for Moroso.
Today Moroso is proud to announce that it singed the contract with Somerset Development to furnish the main public area of the 2,000,000 sq. ft. Bell Works building in New Jersey. The Eero Saarinen construction, previously known as Bell Lab, is undergoing a major re-development that will transform it into a high-tech and social hub. For this project Moroso has worked with Ron Arad who designed a custom seating system, homonymously called Bell Works, made of upholstered large overlaid cylinders. Arad’s design was presented at Salone del Mobile in Milan as part of the Moroso catalog.
Strengthening the bond with American designers, alongside Ron Arad’s Bell Works collection, in Milan Moroso also introduced a series of new collections by young American designers. Marc Thorpe created, Baobab, a table and stool for the M’Afrique family, Anne Timerman from TM/R Designs launched Hannah-Kit an upholstered stool and a series of tables, and David Weeks Amaca, a freestanding hammock added to the M’Afrique collection.