Happy Birthday, Jasper Morrison!
Jasper Morrison turns 45 on November 11, 2004. The designer's work is characterized by simplicity, reservation and reduction to the essential.
Jasper Morrison, born in 1959 in London, studied design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School in London, the Royal College of Art for Post Graduate studies and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin between 1979 and 1985. In 1986, he founded his own design studio in London and worked for companies like SCP, Cappellini, FCB and Vitra. Jasper Morrison designed, among other things, the stackable "Bottle" shelf, the tray table "Op-lá", a series of stainless steel tin cans for Alessi, and the porcelain service "Moon" for Rosenthal. In 1997, he took over the development of a new tram for Üstra, the "TW 2000" for Hanover, which received numerous awards. In 1995 he edited the International Design YearBook, and in 2002 he wrote and designed a book about his work entitled "Everything But The Walls."
Morrison furnished the public areas of the Tate Modern Museum in London and recently opened a second office in Paris. Among his most recent designs is Rowenta's M-Edition, which is striking in its simplicity and elegance. The coffee machine with thermos flask and the water boiler won the red dot award: product design 2004.