Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He attended the Royal College of Art and later went on to set up his Office for Design, an international studio designing contemporary furniture, lighting and home accessories to enhance the beauty of the everyday. We take time out to discover his inspiration, process and what design means to him.
Smithfield Suspension Light, for Flos
The iconic Smithfield Pendant Light designed for Flos, has been reimagined in brand new gloss red and green finishes.
What do you like most about working with Flos?
"Flos was always the company I wanted to design for. They had so many great designs of Castiglioni and others. Then when Piero Gandini took over and started to mix the classic design approach with something more disruptive it got an edge that made it even more appealing."
Photography by Federico Torra for Flos
Raami Collection, for IIttala
Jasper Morrison is in love with the beauty of the ordinary. The Raami collection designed for Iittala, is a dining collection free from decorative elements, framing food with a family ceramics and glassware, each one designed to enhance the joy of eating.
When did you realise you wanted to be a designer?
What sort of objects do you like to use at home?
Glo Ball Lighting Collection, for Flos
What is the next object you’d like to design?
"I never think about it, most of my designs are accidental, I just have to be ready to catch them when they pop up."
Is there a great designer, artist or musician you regard as a point of reference for your work?
"Too many! But especially Brancusi, Castiglioni, Enzo Mari, Dieter Rams & Eileen Gray."
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Superloon Floor Lamp for Flos
Jasper Morrison's interstellar design or Flos - The Superloon Floor Lamp references the surface of the moon with a 360-degree rotating flat disc LED light with gyroscopic axis.
Photograph by Germano Borrelli
By Jennifer Ring