Good design is “super normal”. With this approach Englishman Jasper Morrison has shaped a new understanding of design. For the internationally acclaimed designer form takes a back seat. The relationship to history, the requirements of production and the material and, above all, the contribution to the atmosphere of a space are the relevant values in his work. The first retrospective about Jasper Morrison is a plea for design beyond pathos, bits and pieces, exaggerated determination to create form or programmatic asceticism. The show combines pioneering designs for international firms with histories of how the works were developed. In addition, for the “MyCollection” part of the exhibition, Jasper Morrison selects objects from the museum’s collections and explains what fascinates him about each of them. In collaboration with the CID Grand-Hornu, Belgium.
WHERE Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstr. 96, Zurich, Switzerland
WHEN February 12 – June 5, 2016
Image: Rotary Tray, Vitra, 2014, Foto by Jasper Morrison Studio.
Courtesy of Museum für Gestaltung.