JASPER MORRISON

In the early 1980’s, Jasper Morrison anticipated what was to be the ethical position of the designer in a period of crisis, emerging as one of the instigators of the neo-minimalist movement of the 1990s. This monograph elicits the personality of a designer both concerned by questions of plasticity & efficacy and whose work’s development obeys an implacable logic of eliminating decorative effects in favor of functionalism.
Marc Donnadieu is a French curator and art critic under the pen name Charles-Arthur Boyer.
Federica Zanco is an architecture historian and director of the Barragan Foundation, Birsfelden, Switzerland.
Jasper Morrison (born 1959 in London) is a British designer. In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London. His work was included in the Documenta 8 exhibition in Kassel in 1987, for which he designed the Reuters News Centre. In 1995 Jasper Morrison’s office was chosen to design the new Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail production contract of its time, and was awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award. His company Jasper Morrison Ltd is currently based in London and Paris.

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