Morgan Box Collaboration
After a tour of the Morgan Motor factory it was clear that the company’s ethos is tradition with a fuse of modern design. These are the same values I embrace.
I was commissioned to make 100 book boxes for a special edition book published on the iconic Aero 8.
My design is traditional to cabinet making, using cock bead mould and veneer keys in mitred corners for added strength. I stained veneer keys blue to correspond with leather inserts of the same Muirhead leather used in Morgan cars, I also used the same Ash timber for the boxes as Morgan use to build their cars.
Quarter sawn ash was selected for stability as it will not cup as much as flat sawn. Eliminating cupping in moving parts maximizes durability.