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JASPER MORRISON

Born in London in 1959, this British designer is best known for his work in furniture, lighting, electrical products and tableware. He graduated in Design from Kingston Polytechnic in 1982, and followed this with a Master’s at the Royal College of Art, and a year at Berlin’s HdK art school on a scholarship.

Having set up his Office for Design in London in 1986, Jasper established himself with two installations: Reuters News Centre at Documenta 8 in Kassel in 1987, and Some New Items for the Home at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin in 1988.

 

His earliest designs were produced by Aram and SCP in London, Neotu in Paris, FSB in Germany and Cappellini in Italy. In 1989, he began his long collaboration with Vitra with the exhibition Some New Items for the Home, Part II, at Milan’s Furniture Fair. The 1990s brought collaborations with the Italian companies Alessi, Flos, and Magis, and the German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal. In the 2000s Jasper began consultancies with Muji, Samsung, Ideal Standard and Established & Sons. In 2006 he and the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa organised the exhibition Super Normal at Axis Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition was followed by a book and toured to London, Milan and New York. It inspired the opening of the Jasper Morrison Shop beside his London studio in 2009 (www.jaspermorrisonshop.com).

 

Since 2010 Jasper has collaborated with Spanish companies Camper, Kettal and Andreu World, and US companies Maharam and Emeco. He is art director of Swiss electronics company Punkt. Jasper Morrison Ltd. currently has offices in London, Tokyo and Paris.

 

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