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Click to Collapse / ExpandAbout Jasper Morrison

Born 1959 London.

1982  Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London
1985  The Royal College of Art for Post Graduate studies.
1984  He studied at Berlin's HdK on a Scholarship.
1986  He opened his own design studio.

Published A World Without Words in 1992.

Had his first solo exhibition in the architectural centre Arc en reve, Bordeaux in 1995.

Jasper's industrial and furniture designs have the words 'New Simplicity'

In 1992 a new series of door handles for FSB were awarded the Bundespreis Produkt Design, an Industrie Forum Top Ten Design Prize, and a Nord Rhein Westfalen Design Zentrum Prize. Other projects have received IF awards, Design Plus awards and selection for Italy's Compasso DÂ'Oro.

His designs are in the collections of several museums throughout the world including The Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection) in New York.

In 1992 together with James Irvine, he organised Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini, a collection of household objects designed together with a group of young European designers.

He also worked with Andreas Brandolini and Axel Kufus on a variety of installations, exhibition designs and town planning projects under the umbrella of Utilism International.

In 1994 Jasper Morrison was guest of honour and the subject of an exhibition at the Interieur 1994 exhibition in Belgium.

In 1995 he took part in a major group exhibition of Design at Frankfurts¹ Museum für Kunsthandwerk, and held a solo exhibition at Bordeaux's Centre d'architecture.


He began a consultancy with Üstra, the Hannover Transportation Authority, by designing a Bus Stop for the City. In 1995 Jasper Morrison¹s office was awarded the contract to design the new Hannover Tram for Expo 2000, the largest European light rail production contract at 500 Million Deutschemarks. The first vehicle was presented to the public in June 1997 at the Hannover Industrial Fair, and awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award.

Recent projects include a chair for the Le Corbusier designed monastery of La Tourette near Lyon; teaching a unit of Royal College of Art students together with Michael Marriott; editing the 1999 Design Year Book; an exhibition design on the work of Louis Barragan for the Vitra design Museum and Barragan Foundation; an exhibition with Michael Young and Marc Newson at the Museum of Modern Art, Reykjavik


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