Taro is a series of solid oak tables created with a strong focus on daily function and use, whether in the kitchen, dining area or meeting room. With machined grooves along its length, the table top resembles a traditional plank table, but has been executed in a refined and knotless selection of oak that will acquire the most beautiful patina.
Taro is a series of dining and meeting tables made of solid oak, designed by Jasper Morrison in 2016. Taro has been designed in three sizes to match different environments.
With longitudinal machined grooves along the table surface, Taro resembles a traditional plank table. However, even in its longest version, it is made using carefully selected knotless oak and smaller quartersawn staves to create a rustic, yet extremely refined look.
In residential spaces and executive meeting rooms, Taro exudes a crafted authority thanks to its inherent solidity. Made from the finest quartersawn oak, the table will patinate beautifully over the years. A range of finishes are available, so the tables can be supplied in different hues from light to dark to create different visual statements.
Jasper Morrison designed the Taro table to better utilise the valuable prime-grade quartersawn oak used in the production of Fredericia pieces such as the Spanish Chair. The timber used at our factory often comes from trees which were more than 150 years old when felled, and in designing Taro, reducing wastage was a key priority. The reference to traditional plank tables has allowed the use of narrower staves for the table top without compromising the visual coherence and quality of the surface.
With Taro, Jasper Morrison is paying homage to Børge Mogensen’s iconic table designs. In designing the Taro table, the focus was on ensuring a high degree of functionality, whether in the kitchen, dining room or meeting room.
Made in Denmark
Jasper Morrison is a British multidisciplinary designer, well known for creating the ‘Supernormal’ concept together with Japanese designer Naoto Fukosawa. A highly productive designer, Morrison splits his time between studios in London, Tokyo and Paris.
In a world where many designers use new technologies to add superfluous details to their designs, Morrison does the opposite, using machinery to refine his designs into creations that do not distract, but which harmonise with the user’s environment and create a good atmosphere.
Although his style is instantly recognisable, all his designs are extremely unique. Jasper Morrison designs for some of the largest design houses in the world. In addition to his industrial design, Morrison has published many noteworthy books on design.
Morrison’s work has been exhibited in leading design museums and galleries around the world. In 2016, Jasper Morrison was named ‘Designer of the Year’ by the German A&W architektur & wohnen for his “important role in shaping the contemporary world of design”.
Jasper Morrison holds a BA in Design from Kingston Polytechnic Design School (1982) and an MA in Design from the Royal College of Art, London (1985). He also studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, formerly Hochschule für Bildende Künste. In March 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in design from Kingston University London.
Fredericia is Jasper Morrison’s first collaboration with a Danish company.