The Precious chair design is an attempt to slim down the cross-section to the lowest limit possible in order to create a lightweight, elegant product that would defy the laws of physics.
The product’s minimalist shape nevertheless is combined with solidity, making it suitable for heavy-duty use, such as in the contract industry. A perfect combination therefore, and not a contraposition between crisp, clear-cut shapes and solidity. In line with the trending taste and love for “precious” materials, the Precious collection offers a rich variety of fabrics and finishes and pays meticulous attention to detail. The legs on the chairs and stools are extremely slender and the chrome- plated or painted steel plate forming the base of the seat sports a minimalist design reminiscent of the shape of a thin ring or wedding ring.
The founder and visionary behind Johannes Torpe Studios, Danish designer Johannes Torpe is an unconventional creative in every way imaginable. A self-trained architect, industrial designer, lighting designer, graphic artist and music producer, he doesn’t conform to established boundaries and simply calls himself a design activist.
Guided by the believe that we do our best work when we pursue things that move us, his latest furniture design is a translation of human emotions into a contemporary furniture collection. Like the way the best love songs has been written pursuing his unrestrained and intuitive approach to design and life in general, in the “Heartbreaker“and “Precious“ collections, he turned the joy of love and the pain of a heartbreak into a composition of sophisticated shapes and materials.
His collaboration with Moroso is a rejuvenitation of a long-time friendship. Joining together the unparalleled creativity and distinguished expertise of Moroso and Johannes Torpe.
As a practitioner who has worked across a multitude of continents,
disciplines and industries the diversity of Johannes´s portfolio reveal a
fearless approach to design. To him creativity never confined to one
industry nor one discipline. This mindset and his vast experience allows him to create standout furniture collections.
As a long time Creative Director of Bang & Olufsen, Johannes has
helped world wide brands like Nike and latest the Canadian bike maker Argon 18. Also, he has redefined Hospitality with the award winning Red Mountain Resort project in Iceland and most recently has been creating the Danish trains of the future. He is strengthening brands with thoughtprovoking solutions that crosses the fields of interior design, branding, industrial design and architecture.
Staying true to his credo, “To go beyond and further“ he will keep pushing the boundaries of creativity and design like no one else.