Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison


Birth: 1959, in London

Nationality: British

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.

Good design is “super normal”. With this approach Englishman Jasper Morrison has shaped a new understanding of design. For the internationally acclaimed designer form takes a back seat. The relationship to history, the requirements of production and the material and, above all, the contribution to the atmosphere of a space are the relevant values in his work. The first retrospective about Jasper Morrison is a plea for design beyond pathos, bits and pieces, exaggerated determination to create form or programmatic asceticism. The show combines pioneering designs for international firms with histories of how the works were developed. In addition, for the “MyCollection” part of the exhibition, Jasper Morrison selects objects from the museum’s collections and explains what fascinates him about each of them. In collaboration with the CID Grand-Hornu, Belgium

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.  

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