Birth: 1959, in London
Jasper Morrison is a British product and furniture designer. He studied design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School and The Royal College of Art. After completing his studies, Morrison set up an office in London in 1986. He soon started designing a wide spectrum of products for diverse companies, including the German door handle producers FSB, and the furniture companies Vitra and Cappellini.
In 1992, Morrison and his friend James Irvine created the “Progetto Ogetto” for Cappellini, which was a collection of household objects designed by a group of young European designers. In 1995, Morrison was hired to create the new Hanover Tram, for which he received the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award at the Hanover Industrial Fair. Morrison’s elegant and quietly witty style has gained him much attention throughout his career. His diverse range of products and clients has allowed him to experiment with new materials and techniques.
The “Low Pad Chair”, for example, designed for Cappellini, was inspired by Poul Kjaerholm’s classic steel and leather chair. Still, Morrison used new upholstery methods to create a padded leather seat that is both comfortable and durable. His most recent projects include new furniture for Tate Modern in London, as well as exhibits in Paris and Tokyo.