We have answered your questions below. If you would like to discuss Morph or have further questions please get in touch.
Who uses Morph?
Morph can be used in a great variety of markets. Originally intended as an office furniture construction system, Morph can also be used for internal commercial fit out, external furniture, exhibition stands, education and community spaces. Have a look at how Morph can be used on our Products and Projects pages.
What is Morph made of?
Morph is injected moulded with 100% recycled ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) an extremely strong thermoplastic polymer, combining the toughness of polybutadiene rubber with the rigidity of acrylonitrile and styrene polymers.
Why have you chosen to use plastic?
We chose plastic as a medium because as well as wanting to create a recycled and recyclable product, we also wanted to create a truly circular economy. By using plastic we can recycle the raw material even if the product gets damaged. It is also much easier for us to do this inhouse rather than requiring extensive re-engineering processes to recycle. As technology in this area improves, we believe it will get easier to remould the raw material or even explore plastic alternatives including Carbon negative products.
Is it environmentally friendly?
Yes, Morph is environmentally friendly.
Morph was conceived in response to the devastating impact the office furniture and fit-out industry is having on the environment. We decided to see if we could find a productive way to solve some of our frustrations with our industry: providing a cost effective sustainable solution which bridges a gap in the market for recycled furniture; enabling businesses to reduce carbon footprints and improve environmental impact; and providing a C2C circular economy solution to tackle the 'throw-away' culture plaguing society today.
Our vision has always been for a product which is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable and products which were flexible in their application allowing long-term investment and a solution which can respond to changing needs without waste. The outcome would be a reduction in landfill waste, reuse of raw materials, exclusion of virgin raw materials and a product that can be used and reused and then recycled once again into new Morph components at the end of its life.
The recycled ABS used in Morph is sustainably sourced and has traceable origin. Recycling plastic is becoming more important in the effort to reduce landfill waste levels and it takes less energy to recycle plastic compared to manufacturing plastic from scratch. It is estimated that recycled ABS has as much as 89 per cent lower carbon footprint than virgin ABS.
How do Morph bricks go together
Morph bricks are made up of a single brick, double brick, base and top cap. They fit together in a similar way to Lego to form structures of all types. You can see a time lapse video of a retail desk being built HERE.
How stable is Morph?
Morph bricks should be constructed in a bricklayer pattern, staggering the bricks to offset each layer of bricks, creating in-built stability. We recommend adding ‘T’ or ‘L’ columns at the end of larger products such as walls, or wall fixing them. Larger walls can also incorporate a central column to assist with stability or double thickness walls can be used.
Get in touch if you’d like to discuss how best to use Morph in your project.
How strong is it?
Recycled ABS can withstand high impact loads in use. It is suitable for load bearing parts and ideal in components where toughness is essential, such as office table structures and construction components. Whilst official strength testing is due to be carried out over the next few months our inhouse testing has shown that small Morph structures can take weights of over 180kg without affecting the core components.
Can I add cables, lights, power?
Accessories can be added to Morph to cater for all types of requirements including lighting, power and data. Power and data blocks can be surface mounted or smaller furniture fittings can be fitted integrally. The vertical channels within the system can be used as cable runs and when required blocks can be preprepared to allow for horizontal channels or ducting can be surface mounted. Future versions of the blocks are planned wihich will make horizontal cabling even easier than it is currently.
How can I design products using morph?
Morph is built using a basic 75mm cube module with 150mm x 75mm x 75mm bricks as the linking element. We have now launched an early V1 version of our Morph Creator software so you can build your own product and test your design. Alternatively you can send us a brief, drawing or sketch of what you would like to build and we will be happy to design a solution for you.
When will Morph Creator be ready
Version 1 of our Morph Creator software has now been launched and additional features will be added late October/early November. Please email us if you would like to be notified when the next update is launched firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can I contact to help with my design or project?
Give the Morph team a call on 020 3143 0888 or complete the contact form
Can I use it outside/is it waterproof?
The Morph blocks are waterproof and the base units have drain holes if water should get inside the blocks. We have completed outdoor sofa builds which have been very successful and are currently undergoing additional testing, For larger projects it is possible to add UV treatment to ensure against fading but the test builds we have been working on have been exposed to the elements for 18 months to date and there is no fading to date.
What are the benefits?
If businesses all around the world incorporate well-planned strategies for reusing and recycling plastic into their waste management approach, we will see a marked impact on the environment and climate change. Even small steps towards this can make a tremendous difference in terms of environmental protection.
Morph is a cost effective, environmentally friendly, sustainable product. It offers your business:
- Value for money
- Sustainable investment through longevity of product – strong and adjustable
- Excellent ROI – adaptable and transformable products
- Socially responsible returns – contributing to the circular economy
- Reduced carbon footprints
- Fast lead times
Do you have Revit files?
Yes we have Revit files of the core components. If you would like us to send you copies of the files please contact us.