Jasper Morrison is one of today's most influential industrial designers.
Handlebar Table by Jasper Morrison, 1983
© Jasper Morrison
- Chromium-plated steel, beech wood, rubber and glass
- 64.5 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,500 ( Total: £13,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
He is renowned for his elegant, quietly humorous style, as well as his determination to design for industrial production. When he set up his Office for Design in 1986, he scoured London on his moped looking for industrial workshops that would make up small quantities of objects from ready-made industrial components. This work is from a limited edition of 10 and represents the very beginning of Morrisons career. Made from bicycle handlebars, it clearly demonstrates his commitment to modesty and simplicity within the manufacturing processes. This was is the first awarded to the Design Museum by the Art Fund. It marks one of the first steps in the museums long-term programme to develop a permanent collection of contemporary British design works.
Private collection, 1983