Jasper Morrison (1959 - )
"There are better ways to design than putting a big effort into making something look special. Special is generally less useful than normal, and less rewarding in the long term."
English designer Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and studied design at the Kingston Polytechnic Design School before obtaining a masters from the Royal College of Art in London.
In 1986 he set up his London office for design, and from then on has enjoyed recognition and success on a global scale. He now has a second office in Paris, and can claim to have worked on numerous large projects, such as the design of the Hannover Tram, as well as creating furniture exclusively for the Tate Modern. He has also collaborated with a number of design firms, including Alessi, Flos and Olivetti.