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Jasper Morrison


Jasper Morrison (*1959 in London/UK), studied at the Royal College of Art in London before pursuing further studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin on a fellowship. In 1986 he founded his own design studio in London. Two early projects that gained attention were room installations, "Reuters News Centre" for Documenta 8 in Kassel, and "Some New Items for the Home" at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin. The stringent concepts of these projects, which featured starkly reductive objects, represented a reaction to the formal excesses of postmodernism. Jasper Morrison became a leading figure of "New Simplicity", a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover, Germany, and a bus shelter for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. His joint 2006 exhibition with the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa, entitled "Super Normal", put forth provocative theses that once again stimulated great discussion. Through designs such as Cork Bowl, his Morrison Bench or his Park Sofa and Armchair family Jasper Morrison has, together with Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Hella Jongerius, made an essential contribution to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.


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Milan Furniture Fair 2018: High Five!!

...Fugu by Jasper Morrison for Maruni Over the years we've come across innumerable interestingly and bafflingly named pieces of furniture; Fugu by Jasper Morrison for Japanese manufacturer Maruni is however the first we've met named after a toxic pufferfish...

Jasper Morrison - Thingness @ Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig

...Visitors to the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig have long been able to rest on Jasper Morrison's Vitra Bench, an object liberally distributed throughout the museum complex... With the exhibition Thingness the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig offers visitors a deeper insight into Jasper Morrison's oeuvre, and creative processes...

Jasper Morrison. Thingness at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin

...s] A comprehensive Jasper Morrison retrospective currently on show at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin... Originally conceived by and presented at the Centre d’innovation et de design, CID, Grand-Hornu, Belgium, Jasper Morrison...

Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 Cologne: Vitra

...Although presenting no new bench concepts per se at Passenger Terminal Cologne Vitra are presenting a new addition to their bench programme: the HAL bench featuring, unsurprisingly, the HAL seat shell by Jasper Morrison...

Jasper Morrison Thingness at the Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

...It is therefore very fitting that 2016 also sees the city host a retrospective of the English designer Jasper Morrison... Born in London in 1959 Jasper Morrison initially studied Design at Kingston Polytechnic before completing a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art, London, a course of studies which included a stipendium year at the Hochschule der Künste, HdK, in Berlin...


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