Handlebar Table by Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison is one of today's most influential industrial designers.

Details

Medium:
Chromium-plated steel, beech wood, rubber and glass
Dimensions:
64.5 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,500 ( Total: £13,000)
Acquired in:
2012
Vendor:
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 Morrison’s 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 museum’s long-term programme to develop a permanent collection of contemporary British design works.

Provenance

Private collection, 1983

Venue details

Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, LONDON London W8 6AG 020 7940 8783 www.designmuseum.org

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