|Born in England, Jasper Morrison was raised in both Germany and the United States before his family moved to London, where he attended Kingston College of Art and the Royal College of Art. During school, Morrison was influenced by the work of the Memphis designers out of Milan because of their conceptual approach to design. His early work caught the attention of critics, and he was asked to speak at a design conference in Milan. Instead, he staged a slide show of juxtaposed images. This became the basis of the book "A World Without Words" and in turn piqued the interest of top executives in the furniture industry.|
Since then, what has happened to Morrison's career seems as inevitable as his designs. His austerely elegant creations, such as the Folding Air-Chair and Air-Table, have been elevated to cult status in Germany. At the early age of 40, he is already a mature designer with a style of his own.