Featured Designer: Jasper Morrison
Known for his minimalistic designs, Jasper Morrison is one of the most well-known and successful designers of this generation. As a London native, Morrison graduated from the Kingston Polytechnic Design School and attended the Royal College of Art for his Masters. Since then, Morrison has participated in numerous exhibitions and has designed for many well-known brands, including SCP, FSB, Vitra, Cappellini, Alessi, and Flos.
Morrison is most recognized for his collaboration with designer Naoto Fukasawa, in which they defined the term “super normal”. The Super Normal Exhibition emphasizes the aesthetics of everyday design—focusing on the beauty of elements used in everyday life, rather than the creative extravagance most designers aim to create.
Some of Morrison’s other notable work includes organizing the Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini with James Irvine in 1992, participation in the design of the Hannover Tram in 1995, designing notable kitchenware, and furniture for brands such as Alessi and Vitra and more.
Jasper Morrison LTD. is currently based in London and Paris.
Plastic seat with a variety of different legs, stacking, non-stacking, stools and wooden frames.
Produced by Vitra, Switzerland
Photo: Marc Eggiman
Hannover Tram (1997)
A project initiated by Peter Ruthenberg for Ustra, the Hannover transport authority.
Manufactured by Linke Hoffman Busch, Saltzgitter, Germany, now a part of the GEC Alsthom Group.
Produced by Üstra. Germany
Photo: Miro Zagnoli/Üstra
Extensive family of hand-blown opal glass diffuser lamp with white powdered stainless steel base.
Produced by Flos, Italy
Photo: André Huber