Jasper Morrison


Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He graduated in Design from the Kingston Polytechnic Design School in London and the Royal College of Art for his post-graduate studies. He founded his own Design studio in London in 1986. His work was included in the Documenta 8 exhibition in Kassel in 1987, the installation sponsored by Reuters. The following year he was invited to participate in the Design Werkstad in Berlin, where he exhibited some new home furnishing projects for the DAAD Gallery. Later, he designed for SCP in London, the office furniture company Vitra and the Italian furniture manufacturer Cappellini. In 1992, together with his designer friend James Irvine, he organised the “Progetto Oggetto” for Cappellini, a collection of items for the home created with a group of young European designers. He created installations with Andreas Brandolini and Axel Kufus, as well as various stands and urban design projects. In 1992, his presentation at the conference “a world without words” was published in a book by the graphic designer Tony Arefin. In 1994 Jasper Morrison was invited as the guest of honour at the Interieur 94 Exhibition in Belgium. In 1995 he inaugurated a personal exhibition at the Bordeauxs Arc en Rêve Centro d’Architecture. In 1995, Jasper Morrison won the contract to design the new tram for the City of Hannover, obtaining the biggest production for light rail contract in Europe at that time, valued at 500 million German Marks. The first vehicle was presented to the public in June 1997 at the Hannover Trade Fair and won the Transportation Design Prize. There were various personal exhibitions in the most prestigious cities around the world and awards won, such as Designer of the Year 2000, on occasion of the Paris Design Fair. Recent projects by Jasper Morrison include furniture design for the Tate Modern in London, the “Luxmaster” project for Flos, the Folding Air-Chair and Low Air-Table for Magis; a monograph entitled “Everything But The Walls” published by Lars Müller Publishers; an ATM desks project for Vitra, a line of electrical appliances for Rowenta, Pots & Pans for Alessi and asanitary and a range of products for Ideal Standard. In 2004, he began working as a consultant for Samsung Electronics (Korea), Muji (Japan), Ideal Standard (UK) and Olivetti (Italy). The studio, Jasper Morrison Ltd., currently has offices in London and Paris, and collaborates with various renowned company in various fields: Alessi Spa, Italy; Alias Srl, Italy; Canon Camera Division, Japan; Cappellini Spa, Italy.; Flos Spa, Italy; FSB GmbH, Germany; Magis Srl, Italy; Pamar Italia, Rosenthal AG, Germany; Rowenta, France; Sony Design Centre Europe; Vitra International AG, Switzerland.