Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison (born 1959 in London ) is an English product and furniture designer.

Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959 and grew up in New York. In 1982 he made ​​his Bachelor of Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London. He received his master's degree in 1985 at the Royal College of Art in London. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.

In 1986, Morrison his design studio Jasper Morrison Ltd., with whom he worked for Alessi, Alias ​​Design Group, Cappellini, FLOS, Franz Schneider Brakel (FSB ), MAGIS, Rosenthal, Rowenta, Vitra. He is also responsible for the design of the Hanover city trains and designed for the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein specially the bus stops, which have now become part of the architecture exhibition, alongside works by artists such by Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando and Herzog & de Meuron.

Morrison's design is characterized by a minimalist simple, but equally elegant Gestaltgebung. Together with the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa he has written exhibitions and books in which he dealt with the "super- normal ", the practicality and the universal validity in the design where the designer does not necessarily remain recognizable. "The quality of design should be mediated less by their shape rather than through use. " ( Design Lines ) Morrison is thus in the tradition of the concepts of design by Dieter Rams and Max Bill.

Morrison has been awarded several prestigious design awards, including the red dot design award, the iF Design Award, awarded the Design Plus Award and the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.