Jasper Morrison, born in 1959 in London, is one of the most important designers of our time. He studied at the Kingston Polytechnic Design School in London and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in design in 1982. Then he got a Master's Degree at the Royal College of Art in London and spent one exchange year at the Berlin State University for the Fine Arts in 1984. Soon after finishing his studies, he opened his design office in London, followed by studios in Paris and Tokyo.
The British designer is passionate about chair designing. He designs chairs combining maximum comfort and high functionality by utilizing well-defined shapes, which are a key characteristic of Jasser Morrison's work. The Jasper Morrison Ply Chair is a good example which appeals with a reduced shape and a great comfort thanks to the special construction under the seat.
Jasper Morrison not only designs chairs, he has also worked on numerous concepts we encounter in collections of well-known companies, such as Flos or Magis. He redesigned the new, light, rail vehicles of Hannover's transit system in Germany.
Together with Naoto Fukasawa, Morrison initiated the Super Normal Project. An object is reduced to its simplest expression by continuous simplification and improvement, the method typical for the Jasper Morrison chair. He has earned many prizes for his designs of various products like the famous Red Dot Award.
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