Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison has a well-established international reputation as a designer. From door furniture to tram design, Morrison’s ability to extend skill and composure of form across a broad range of products and Colors confirms his success.Born in London in 1959, Morrison graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School in 1982, then went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London and HdK, Berlin.The Side Table and Slatted Stool produced by SCP were the first designs of Morrison’s to be manufactured. These were launched at Milan in 1986 and are now part of SCP’s archive collection.In the same year Morrison established his London design studio, from where he has successfully worked for a huge range of clients designing furniture, lighting and diverse products; Vitra and Cappellini being among the first collaborators. In the early days, his simple but striking designs for FSB, a German door handle manufacturer, won many industry design awards. As his portfolio matured, Morrison’s approach attracted high level clients seeking purity in design solution, including Artifort, Alessi, Flos, Rosenthal, Magis and Sony.In 1995 Morrison’s office was selected to design the new Hanover Tram for Expo 2000, the largest European light rail in production. The end result of this 500 Million DM contract, unveiled to the public in 1997, was the first vehicle to be awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology Award.Solo exhibitions and collaborations on several international exhibitions underline Morrison’s status as a leading designer. His designs are in the permanent collections of several museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The most recent of his many solo exhibitions was at the Axis Gallery, Tokyo in 1999. Reflecting Morrison’s status as both innovator and free thinker, the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank housed Morrison’s furniture when it opened in May 2000.

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