JASPER MORRISON

Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London and the Royal College of Art for postgraduate studies. in 1984 he studied at Berlins HDK on a scholarship. In 1986 he set up an office for design in London. His work was included in the Documenta 8 Exhibition in Kassel in 1987, for which he designed the Reuters News Centre. The following year he was invited to take part in “Sesign Werkstadt”, a part of the “Berlin, cultural city of Europe” program, where he exhibited “Some New Items for the House, part I” at the Daad Gallery.

He then began designing products for SCP in London, the german door handle producer FSB, the office furniture company Vitra, and the italian furniture producer Cappellini. In 1992 together with James Irvine, he organised Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini, a collection of household objects designed together with a group of young european designers. He also worked with Andreas Brandolini and Axel Kufus on a variety of installations, exhibition designs and town planning projects under the umbrella of utilism international.

Recent projects include the design of furniture for Tate Modern in London, “Luxmaster” for Flos, folding air-chair and low air—table for Magis; a monograph “Everything but the Walls” published by Lars Müller Publishers; a bench for the Roppongi Hills Development in Tokyo; ATM Desk System for Vitra, a line of kitchen appliances for Rowenta, Pots&Pans for Alessi and Asanitary and Brassware Range for Ideal Standard. In 2005, founding of Super Normal with Naoto Fukasawa. In june 2006, first Super Normal exhibition in Tokyo. Jasper Morrison ltd currently based in London and Paris.

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BY JASPER MORRISON