Who’s Casper?

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Who’s Casper? has asked 15 eminent creatives to customise a Casper stool, originally designed by Michael Sodeau and manufactured by Modus.

Now available to see in Modus’ showroom, every stool will be sold in an online auction. Snap up your very own piece of art by bidding here.

All proceeds go to Movement on the Ground, supporting refugees at the forefront of the European crisis.

Movement on the Ground

Movement on the Ground responds to the humanitarian crises affecting the men, women and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war.

Operating primarily on the island of Lesvos – arrival point for tens of thousands of people as they flee from armed conflict, poverty and persecution - Movement on the Ground works with large and small charities, identifying need and providing structural, logistical and practical support.

From spotters searching for boats as they approach the coast and rescue boats guiding people safely ashore, to medical stations and mobile doctors, Movement on the Ground helps provide safety, shelter, heat, food, water and medical aid, getting the items that are needed to the right place.

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Michael Sodeau’s Casper is crafted from recycled cork, the stools have two finger holes so they may easily be moved, these holes add character to an otherwise simple silhouette and an anthropomorphic touch that led to the collaboration with Movement on the Ground.

The rounded base allows for some movement and the concave seat adds to the comfort. Available in a natural or dark finish. Whether used individually or en masse Casper has a certain charm.

designjunction is a leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, providing a platform for commercial and cultural design.

Now in its sixth year, designjunction2016 moves to a new and exciting long term home: King’s Cross, where more than 200 contemporary brands will present their collections.

Modus is an award-winning British brand with a simple mission: To create furniture of the highest standards in terms of design, quality and durability that enriches life today without compromising tomorrow.

Each stool has been customised
by these talented creatives:

Autoban

Internationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio Autoban was founded in 2003 by Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar. Autoban’s work focuses on interiors, product and experiential design, forging a reputation for thoughtfulness, experimentation and craftsmanship. Approaching each project as storytellers, their work embodies both multiplicity – layering materials, textures and spaces – and singularity, in the inspiring, idiosyncratic and memorable experiences it presents. Each element is informed by a uniquely space-centric approach, blending with sophistication, and minimal forms with rich materials. With a portfolio that includes transportation, commercial, retail, and office developments, their work is typified by familiar forms and materials repurposed in vital, contemporary ways. Their work has redefined Istanbul’s cityscape, including numerous hospitality, residential and public realm developments, and is also found in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Moscow and China, as well as Azerbaijan. Their signature furniture and lighting range is sold around the world.

Barnaby Barford

Barnaby Barford is a London based artist, working primarily with ceramics to create unique narrative pieces. He is best known for his recent monumental Tower of Babel project staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A 6.5m tall tower comprising 3000 bone china London shops - Barford’s representation of London today.

John Burgerman

Jon Burgerman is a European artist currently painting, writing, animating and performing in New York City. He is known for his colourful characters, goofy humour and cool-aid-cubist compositions. As well as entertaining with his work he also encourages creativity and play in his audience, using the mantra 'It's Great To Create'.

Anthony Burrill

Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including the Barbican Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center and the Design Museum, London.

Nicolas Burrows

Nicolas Burrows is an artist, illustrator and musician from Blackpool, currently living and working in London. Works are largely collage-based, incorporating printmaking, drawing and assemblage. Nicolas is a member of Nous Vous and records/performs music as FELL.

Esther Cox

Esther is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton, UK. Colour and pattern are guiding forces in both her professional and personal practice where the handmade and accidental are celebrated. An exploratory approach has seen her work applied from textiles to set design in just three years of professional practice.

Alex Chinneck

Uniting the disciplines of art, architecture and engineering the work of British artist Alex Chinneck (b.1984) is monumental in ambition and impact. The artist’s London based studio produces contextually responsive sculptural interventions that elevate the place in which they stand.

James Joyce

British artist James Joyce works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, moving image and screen-printed editions, with the content often subverting recognisable symbolism. James lives and works in London.

Vic Lee

Vic Lee is a London artist, illustrator, mapmaker and wordsmith. His artistry is a combination of elaborate decoration, typography and charm. Working both from his studio in Clerkenwell and on  live murals around the world, he develops stories and uses words to play on the imagination. 

Vic has worked on commissioned artworks for the likes of Virgin Atlantic, The Famous Grouse, Nike, Jaguar and M&S as well as creating huge murals for various  design agencies in London and abroad.

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary whose work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional world.

Inspired by the logic and beauty of nature his designs possess a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic form, creating what many industrial leaders see as the new aesthetic expression for the 21st Century. There is always embedded a deeply human and resourceful approach in his designs, which project an optimism, and innovative vitality in everything he touches from cameras to cars to trains, aviation and architecture.

Chrissie Macdonald

Chrissie Macdonald is an illustrator, maker and designer who approaches her craft in three dimensions, playing with a variety of materials.  As co-founder of the multi-disciplinary group Peepshow Collective she also works collaboratively with the other members on exhibition and installation projects. 

Moritz Waldemeyer

Moritz Waldemeyer is an internationally renowned designer based in London. His work occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design through to fashion and entertainment. In 2004 he made his debut into the design world with an interactive chandelier for Swarovski.

With a forward thinking approach and a philosophy of playful experimentation Studio Moritz Waldemeyer is forging links between technology, art, fashion and design.

Sir Kenneth Grange

Sir Kenneth Grange is Britain’s leading product designer, his prolific career spans over 50 years and he is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives: Kodak cameras, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens, and the re-design of the London black cab are just some of his well-known designs.

In 1972 Grange, together with Alan Fletcher, Theo Crosby, Colin Forbes and Mervyn Kurlansky established Pentagram, a world renowned multi-disciplinary design consultancy. In the 1990s, Grange has produced distinctive designs that have become part of our landscape, from the Adshel bus shelter in 1993 to the Rural Post box for Royal Mail in 1998.

Snarkitecture

Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative practice established to investigate the boundaries between art and architecture. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates architectural-scale projects, installations, and objects.

Studio Egret West

Studio Egret West was established in 2004 by Christophe Egret and David West with a shared vision: To offer strategy with architectural specificity; and specificity within an overall strategy. Studio Egret West brings surprise and delight to place making.  Architecture is too often seen in isolation from its urban context. Planning is too often seen as soulless, unspecific proposals that gather dust on shelves.  We believe that the way forward is the osmosis between the two.   

Fancy buying instead of bidding?
Buy an original Casper stool in natural or dark cork.
10% of profits will go to Movement On The Ground.

Dimensions: (W)356 x (D)356 x (H)227mm

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