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Jasper Morrison is a British designer of furniture and mass-produced consumer goods who is widely considered one of the word's top contemporary product designers. His pieces reflect a minimalist aesthetic inspired by the clean lines of Scandinavian modern design. Educated at Kingston Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, he opened his London Office for Design in 1986. Simplicity and functionality reign supreme in Morrison's work, and he has said that "design's role is to improve the quality of daily life on the most fundamental level." Morrison is also interested in pushing the envelope with new materials: he was a pioneer in producing plastic furniture with gas-injection technology, a technique that allows for a smoother feel. The Air Chair he designed for Magis is a classic of the genre. He is also known for "Corks," his complete series of cork furniture that began with a small collection called "Cork Family" in 2004. Jasper Morrison's work includes chairs and tables, kitchen utensils, dinnerware, glassware, wall clocks, pens, cell phones, cabinet hardware and more. He also injects style into the workplace with designs like his ATM System of desks and storage as well as the Lotus Lounge Chair. He has designed for prominent companies across Western Europe and Japan, including Alessi, Rosenthal, Rowenta and Samsung. His furniture is also featured in the latest addition to the Tate Modern, and he has published several books on contemporary design. His work has been exhibited in countries all over the world, including Denmark, England, France, Japan and the United States.