Jasper Morrison’s first solo gallery exhibition in North America, Corks, is on view at Kasmin’s 297 Tenth Avenue space in New York between May 9 – June 29, 2019. The exhibition puts on view Jasper’s first complete series of furniture realized in cork. A domestic exhibition design will bring together examples of Morrison’s chaise longue, a fireplace, chairs, stools, and bookshelves.
Jasper’s interest in cork stems from its remarkable functionality as well as its unique atmospheric qualities, which he recognizes as a key design component of an object’s long-term success. Developed by the cork oak tree as a protective covering, this particular iteration of the material is reconstituted from unselected wine bottle corks, some still visible in their original shape.