Designers We Love: Jasper Morrison Designers We Love: Jasper Morrison

Since the 1980s, world-renowned British designer Jasper Morrison has brought understated, functional beauty to everyday objects – from chairs and kitchenware to door handles and joinery hardware. We’re proud to have one of his influential designs in the Pittella Contemporary collection, which features premium designs from celebrated international architects and designers.

Jasper Morrison’s industrial and furniture designs helped define the term ‘New Simplicity’. After gaining a Master’s degree in Design from London’s Royal College of Art, Morrison set up his Office for Design in 1986.

Within three years he began a collaboration with Vitra with an exhibition called ‘Some New Items for the Home, Part II’, at Milan’s Furniture Fair. Further collaborations followed with projects for Italian companies Alessi, Flos and Magis, for whom he created the Air Chair in 1999. Crafted from a single piece of plastic, the chair remains one of Morrison’s most famous designs.

Some New Items for the Home, Part II installation at Salone Del Mobile

In 2006 he collaborated with Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa on the exhibition ‘Super Normal’ at Axis Gallery in Tokyo. This exhibition inspired the opening of the Jasper Morrison Shop next to his London studio in 2009.

Super Normal Exhibition

Morrison remains one of a small group of industrial designers who work on a global scale by using advanced technology to develop mass-manufactured products.

A wonderful example of Morrison’s dedication to simplicity is the R2012 joinery pull in the Pittella Contemporary collection.

Made from cork, this perfectly round joinery pull has a texture like velvet and fits effortlessly in the hand.

Available in three sizes, it can be used as a handle for drawers or cupboards or even as a coat hook. It’s a classic statement of simplicity from Jasper Morrison.



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