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The Art of Good Design

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The Art of Good Design

David Shillinglaw

As a society we are becoming increasingly design conscious, connected and confident in our own aesthetic opinions. Sociable and informed, we have high expectations of our environment both at work and play. Hospitality is booming, the competition is hot and the choices of venue are endless. It’s a subject close to our Morgan hearts. We have been helping create beautiful interiors for the hospitality industry since we began. Our deep understanding of comfort, mood, colour and how to enhance the sensory experience is at the heart of our business ethos.

The boundaries between hospitality and office design are blurring as workspaces become multifunctional and incorporate informal meeting areas and soft seating. Good design has a powerful, positive impact on wellbeing and the most savvy business leaders understand how this benefits them in terms of staff engagement, retention and improved productivity. We’re using our hospitality experience in the wider world of the workplace where ‘open plan’, ‘connectivity’ and ‘zoning’ have become key concepts whilst looking to the workplaces of the future where ‘zero-gravity seating’ and ‘sleeping pods’ are shaping our perceptions of the future.

David Shillinglaw
David Shillinglaw

Our personal love of modern art has led us to enhance our showroom with a constantly changing gallery of contemporary creative work. As a wholly British, design orientated business we’re keen to celebrate the enormously talented artists and designers that Britain generates.

Artists like London based, internationally celebrated David Shillinglaw whose eye-poppingly beautiful work will feature on our showroom walls during Clerkenwell Design Week. David’s work is a brightly coloured, bold reflection of the human condition and speaks to each and every one of us:

“Life is a struggle. For everyone. From the smallest insect to the greatest beast, we are determined by the success we seek, and how in turn we measure that success. Each of us experiencing ups and downs. Peaks and troughs. Like a game of snakes and ladders. I enjoy the way people use language to define a feeling or physical condition. We support what we think, feel, say, and mean, with often ridiculous idioms and metaphors; placing frogs in throats and fires in bellies, in order to paint a picture of something invisible and abstract.

I feed on these very human expressions. I find day-to-day, conversational poetry casts a warm light on an otherwise very calculated, systematic, clinical and scientific world. My work is about people. Human nature. Both the civilized and monstrous, the stupid and articulate.”

Sharing the work of artists that we admire is stimulating and creates a beautiful interior for our furniture collections. Our aim is to make www.morganlondon.uk an inspiring destination for the design and art community.

Come along to the showroom on 20th May to meet David in person and experience the power of his imagery.

David Shillinglaw
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