Morgan Furniture has unveiled Rakino, a collection of lounge chairs and tables designed by Tim Rundle. Launched during Clerkenwell Design Week, the series combines soft sculpted upholstery with a strong, low line frame. The new family of furniture also features crisp timber detailing, emphasised by a clean linear structure.
Describing his approach to the project, Rundle explains: “I wanted to create something that felt quiet and inviting, that could feel right in your home, while being appropriate for hard working contract environments.”
Morgan also has a tradition of naming its collections after places, which Tim embraced: “It only felt right to choose a New Zealand name, being designed by a Kiwi, albeit London-based. Rakino is one of a cluster of small islands in the Hauraki Gulf, the body of water surrounding Auckland’s east coast. There people are able to escape the busy city, a short boat ride leaving you with a pleasant sense of isolation and calm. A comfortable low lounge chair in a busy hotel or workplace could, I hope, provide the same feeling.”
Katerina Zachariades, Design Director at Morgan, adds: “It’s been a pleasure working with Tim, who brings an international perspective to Rakino. His experience in furniture, lighting and interior design enables him to develop new product ideas with an understanding of commercial demands. We have enjoyed developing this chair and refining our production methods to achieve the light, simple structure that defines it.”