BORN IN LONDON 1959
CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON, TOKYO, AND PARIS
Jasper Morrison is considered one of the world’s foremost industrial designers. His insistence on elegant simplicity has earned him a global following and transformed the way we look at everyday objects. The work, developed in response to an acute observation of practical use over time, champions expressive functionality above all.
Morrison set up his office for design in London in 1986, and has since collaborated on projects with international brands such as Alessi, Camper, Cappellini, Emeco, Maharam, Muji, Rosenthal, Samsung, Sony, and Vitra.
In 2015 a retrospective exhibition, Thingness, opened at the Grand-Hornu, Belgium, accompanied by a new monograph A Book of Things, and traveled to Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich (2016); Tate Modern, London (2016); Bauhaus Archive, Berlin (2017); Grassi Museum, Leipzig (2018); Picknic, Seoul (2019). In 2014 Morrison designed the furniture for the extension to Tate Modern, more than ten years after working on the opening of the museum with the architects Herzog & de Meuron. Jasper Morrison has been a Royal Designer for Industry since 2001 and is currently the Art Director at Swiss electronics company Punkt.
Work by Jasper Morrison is included in significant international collections such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; V&A Museum, London; Design Museum, London, Musée des Arts Decoratif, Paris; Vitra Design Museum Collection, Weil am Rein; M+, Hong Kong; and many more.