|||||||||||||||||||Gerard Taylor at Orangebox’s unfinished Clerkenwell showroom extension|The discordant form of Quasi-modo, designed with Daniel Weil for Anthology Quartett|As a student, Taylor tried to avoid traditional notions of form, following function instead arranging primary forms to produce colourful and decorative objects|Developed from Taylor’s student work, the beanpole-like form of Piccadilly remains in production|As a student, Taylor tried to avoid traditional notions of form, following function instead arranging primary forms to produce colourful and decorative objects|Perth was the final piece designed in 1986 as part of a travelling Memphis exhibition that toured Europe and the US|A prolific sketcher, the volume of Taylor’s portfolio landed him a job with Ettore Sottsass|The Celo work table, also for Orangebox, has a storage bin beneath its slide-back top|Neeky, a distinctive chair from the Network Landscapes range; the high back acts as an acoustic control|Avi, shown here with a wire base, is a lounge chair with optional hood|Ara, a product for Orangebox that was the first European task chair to attain Cradle to Cradle accreditation|Bernhardt’s Wave table features a timber curve that swoops from the tabletop to the floor|AD-31 seating, from the Away From The Desk range; here, two of the three-pronged seats have been placed together|Orangebox’s Away From The Desk system features collaborative furniture in all its forms, from pods to benches|Away From The Desk also includes snug high-backed booths that are compatible with technology|The simple angular form of Hella has a domestic flavour|The cavernous Habitat in Croydon, one of ten Taylor-designed stores|Habitat Hamburg: Taylor picked up the retailer as a client in the 1990s when it was headed up by Vittorio Radice||
18 Feb 2015

Gerard Taylor on the Orangebox reinvention

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