British designer and manufacturer of original contract furniture, Morgan, has announced plans to grow the business through investments in design, the improvement of production facilities and the exploration of new media.
Led by design director, Katerina Zachariades, the Morgan design team has been growing in number and in stature, winning four Design Guild Marks in the last four years. The latest appointment of new designer, Ruth Phillips, increases the team to six and serves to both enhance and increase its output.
Senior designer, Alys Bryan, says: “Expanding the team enables us to work more closely with our customers to truly understand their projects and assist them through the design process. It also enables us to develop bespoke solutions, where needed, in order to meet their brief. It is extremely rewarding for us and means our customers get good service and come back to us with their next project.”
Through this continuous investment, Morgan is able to offer more frequent product launches, more bespoke solutions, and designs that are thoroughly resolved as part of the integrated lean-manufacturing process at its Hampshire factory.
The latest investment in pursuit of delivering efficient and quality improvements is a new polishing facility at the factory. An improved layout aims ensure a smoother process through this stage of production, and better air management will reduce dust and drying times. The new facility will reduce environmental impact thanks to quieter fans and lower fume emissions.
Morgan’s fully-integrated design and manufacturing approach allows it to control all stages of production – ensuring a high level of care, design integrity, experience, craftsmanship and quality. The company has created a new film to illustrate this process through an inside look at the creation of a Modena chair. The film aims to show the attention to detail that goes into every Morgan design.