Morag Myerscough is the chief designer of Super Group London a collection of five professionals who work together allowing them to have the man power to undertake larger projects when needed. Myerscough has created pieces and installations for clients including Tate Modern, Design Museum, Barbican Centre, Design Council, British Council, Wedgwood, V&A and the Vintage works at Goodwood.
Her most recent work was the design of the Movement Cafe. Located close to the Olympic Park in Greenwich, the cafe was commissioned by developer Cathedral and constructed in just 16 days to coincide with the start of the games. The brightly painted words on the facade spell out phrases such as ‘this is the gate’ and ‘this is eye contact’, which originate from one of many creatively written tweets by poet Lemn Sissay.
Myerscough collaborated with artist Luke Morgan to design the colourfully painted furniture, which includes stools and tables made from reclaimed wood.
Furniture for the Movement Cafe was made from metal and reclaimed laboratory tops. Myerscough’s work is inspiring to me on many levels. Its use of waste materials makes it relevant to my Constellation work on sustainable practice and I’m personally fond of the use of bright block colours. The boldness and almost randomness of the designs, some of which conform to a pattern and others not at all makes for further intrigue. Myerscough’s work is reminiscent of screen print work I did. Simple, yet effective.