Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School in 1982 and completed postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art in 1985. In 1984 he studied at the Berlin’s HdK on a scholarship. In 1986 he founded his own design studio in London. Morrison has designed products for numerous brands and companies including SCP in London, German door handle manufacturer FSB, furniture company Vitra, and the Italian furniture company Cappellini. Morrison became a leading figure of ‘New Simplicity’, a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover, Germany, and a bus shelter for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.