Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959 and graduated in Design from Kingston Polytechnic in 1982. After graduating, he attended the Royal College of Art and one year at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste art school in Berlin. After graduation, Jasper opened his own design studio in London in 1986. He established himself with two installations: the "Reuters News Center" at Documenta 8 in Kassel in 1987 and "Some New Items for the Home, Part I", at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin as part of Berlin Design Werkstadt in 1988. Jasper's first designs were produced by Aram and SCP in London, Neotu in Paris, FSB in Germany and Cappellini in Italy. In 1989 he began his collaboration with Vitra with the exhibition "Some New Items for the Home, Part II", at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. He collaborated with Andreas Brandolini and Axel Kufus, providing exhibition and urban planning services. In 1994 Jasper was a consultant to Üstra, the transport authority of Hanover, designing a bus shelter and then the new Hanover tram. Further collaborations began in this period with the Italian companies Alessi, Flos and Magis and the German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal. Among the main exponents of British design, he was the supporter of a new simplicity in the conception of objects, characterized by absolute essentiality. His work, due to its dryness of language, has been associated with the minimal art experiences of the Sixties and Seventies. Emblematic are the projects of the Plychair chair, in thin wooden elements with a square section, designed in 1988 for Vitra, and of the Universal system storage system for Cappellini in 1989, in which the design of the hole that acts as a handle represents the only license. decorative in an overall squared volume. In the 2000s Jasper worked on a Rowenta project for a range of kitchen appliances and began consulting with Muji, Samsung, Ideal Standard and Established & Sons. In 2006 she collaborated with the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa on the Super Normal exhibition at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, which, followed by a book, went on tour in London, Milan, Helsinki and New York. This exhibition inspired the opening of the Jasper Morrison Shop in 2008 next to his London studio, a space where he presents an exhibition every year during the London Design Festival. Since 2010 Jasper has been collaborating with the Spanish companies Camper, Kettal and Andreu World and the US companies Maharam and Emeco. He is artistic director of the Swiss electronic company Punkt. In 2014 he designed the furniture for the Tate Modern extension, more than ten years after working on the opening of the museum with architects Herzog & de Meuron. Jasper Morrison has had solo shows in Tokyo at Axis Gallery, Yamagiwa and HH Style. Among other exhibitions, he presented Au Musée at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Bordeaux in 2009 and in 2011 he curated the Danish Design, I Like It, at the Copenhagen Design Museum. In 2015, a retrospective exhibition of his was inaugurated at the Grand-Hornu, in Belgium, accompanied by a new monograph: "A Book of Things". Previous books include Everything But The Walls and A World Without Words, both published by Lars Müller. Jasper Morrison has been a Royal Designer for Industry since 2001 and his studio - Jasper Morrison Ltd - currently has offices in London, Tokyo and Paris.