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Marc Thorpe —Husk ∕ MRCH Architecture ’04
— in collaboration with Moroso M'Afrique
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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 borders 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, dining, armchair and high-back. In addition, a new textile was design by Marc Thorpe and produced by Febrik for the collection of Husk exclusively for Moroso.

The Husk collection lent itself to the international sensibility of the outdoor collection Moroso M’Afrique, manufactured in Dakar Senegal. Thorpe worked in Senegal with the local craftsmen to develop the collection.

Sarah Cihat—Color Collection, Line Collection, Shale Vase Isaac Friedman-Heiman—Kreten Side Table Isaac Friedman-Heiman—Kreten Candelabra