Jasper Morrison (1959 – ) is a British designer, and he was born and active in London.
Between 1979-82 he studied at the Kingston School of Art and Design. Between 1982-85, Royal College of Art, London.
Morrison produced quirky, satiric, understated furniture. His 1986 South Kensington flat was widely published in design magazines. He designed 1988 Door handles I and II, and a 1989 range of aluminium handles produced by FSB in Germany.
“Design makes things seem special, and who wants normal if they can have special”
He was a founding member of the NATO (Narrative Architecture Today) group of architects in London. Clients included Sheridan Coakley, Vitra, SCP, and Aram Designs.
Mostly in small-batch production, his design work included;
- 1981 Handlebar Table
- 1983 Flower-Pot Table produced by Cappellini
- 1984 Office System,
- 1987 Hat Stand by Aram Designs
- 1984 Wingnut Chair, 1982 stools by SCP
- 1984 side table by SCP
- 1986 console table by SCP
- 1985 A Rug of Many Blossoms
- 1985 Rise Table, 1986 dining chair
- 1986 Thinking Man’s Chair by Cappellini
- 1988 Chair 3 by Cappellini
- 1984 Ribbed Table by Aram Designs
- 1985 Wingnut chair
- 1987 One-Legged Table by Cappellini
- 1987 chaise longue
- 1987 day bed by Cappellini
- 1988 sofa by SCP
- 1988 plywood desk by Galerie
- Neotu benches for the 1989 Frankfurt Art Fair
- 1988 3 Green Bottles that Could also Be Clear
- 1988-plywood chair by Vitra, three carpets in 1988
- 1989 low plywood table
- 1989 Panton Project for Vitra
- 1995 Lima Chair
- 1993 Bottle Storage Module
- 2000 Luxmaster F Floorlamp
- 2006 Super Normal 2006, Super Normal, curated by Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa at Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- 2015, Thingness at Grand-Hornu, Boussu, Belgium
Awards and Recognition
In 1984, he won a Berlin scholarship. His work was included in the;
- 1986 exhibition at the Shiseido department store in Tokyo
- 1986 ‘British Design’. exhibition in Vienna
- 1986 ‘English Eccentrics’ exhibition at Galerie Neotu in Paris
- 1987 ‘Documenta 8’ (Reuters News-Centre) in Kassel
- 1988 ‘Documenta 9’ in Berlin
- 1987 exhibition at Parco department store in Tokyo.
In 1988, one-person exhibitions were mounted at the;
- Galerie Pentagon in Cologne
- Galerie Prodomo 1988 ‘Some new items for the house’ exhibition at the DAAD gallery in Berlin.
- His Thinking Man’s Chair was shown at the 1988 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
- His 1989 ‘A world slide show’ exhibition was shown at the Leiptien 3 gallery in Frankfurt
- 1989 ‘Some new items for the house, Part II’ for Vitra at the Facsimile gallery in Milan
- 1989 one-person exhibition at Galerie Neotu in Paris
- Work for Sheridan Coakley was shown at the Salone del Mobile in Milan from 1986 and 1989 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.
- With Matthew Hilton’s work, Morrison’s was included in a 1987 exhibition in Tokyo.
Interview with Jasper Morrison
Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.
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