Plastic Ernö: Michael Marriott at 2 Willow Road

'Ernö' is a wall-mounted coat hook produced as a homage to architect Ernö Goldfinger by Jerwood Prize winning designer Michael Marriott

As part of the 2016 London Design Festival, and to celebrate 20 years of the National Trust opening 2 Willow Road to visitors, we were delighted to host the product launch of 'Ernö' by Jerwood Prize winning designer Michael Marriott.

'Ernö' by Jerwood Prize winning designer Michael Marriott
'Ernö' is a wall-mounted coat hook produced as a homage to architect Ernö Goldfinger by Jerwood Prize winning designer Michael Marriott

In 2016 Michael Marriott's 'Ernö' was display at Ernö Goldfinger's former home, 2 Willow Road as part of an installation and product launch.

Taking inspiration from Goldfinger’s own working methods, Marriott’s work explored the influence of objects, and the way they are constructed, on our daily lives.

'Ernö' is a plastic, wall-mounted hook inspired by the fluidity of form in Goldfinger’s work. It demonstrates Marriott’s fasincation with the manipulation of materials into objects and is his first ever injection-moulded object manufactured from Zytel.

The exhibition also included a short film about the hook's design process.

A limited edition of hooks in a specially produced 'Willow Road' red were available to purchase at the house, with all proceeds going to 2 Willow Road's contemporary artists' residency programme.