Jasper Morrison (London, 1959) is one of the most renowned industrial designers of recent times. Son of a publicist and a chef’s assistant, Morrison became interested in design thanks to his uncle Terence Conrad, creator of Habitat, The Conran Shop and the Design Museum in London, who introduced him to the furniture of Eileen Grey in late 70s, which inspired his work forever. His career was also strongly influenced by his grandfather, who worked for a Danish firm and has a studio at home where Morrison spent much of his time.
In 1986 he set up his own studio after graduating in design at the Polytechnic Design School, completing his post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Art and taking a scholarship at the BerlinHdk. His designs range from tableware, lighting, furniture and even watches, shoes and electronic devices. Everything is always full of elegance and fine British humor, placing value on the everyday, on those functional objects that last and make people’s lives easier. He called this concept “Supernormal” together with his work colleague and friend Naoto Fukasawa, turning it into an exhibition to praise the useful and the simple as the maximum expression of all his creations.
Today he has three design studios, the main one in London and two branches in Paris and Tokyo. His work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in other important museum collections around the world.