Jasper Morrison

Honorary: Doctorate
Position: Designer

About

Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959 graduating from Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London in 1982 before going on to study at The Royal College of Art and at Berlin's HdK on a scholarship.

In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London and his work gained an impressive reputation both in London and internationally: he designed the Reuters News Centre in Kassel, he designed products for SCP in London, the German door handle producer FSB, the Office furniture company Vitra, and the Italian furniture producer Cappellini.

Jasper has also exhibited widely: at the "Berlin, Cultural City of Europe" programme, at the Interieur '94 exhibition in Belgium, and at Bordeaux's Arc en RĂªve Centre d'architecture ('95).

In 1995, Jasper Morrison's practice was awarded the contract to design the new Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail production contract of its time. At the Hannover Industrial Fair, the project was awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award.

More recently Jasper has exhibited in Tokyo, Paris (as Designer of the Year 2000 at the Paris Design Fair), in Palermo, and at the Deste Foundation, Athens.

Jasper Morrison Ltd. are currently based in London and Paris, and have an impressive international client list.