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Hi-Pad Chair

c. 1999

by Jasper Morrison
for Cappellini

Hi-Pad Chair

by Jasper Morrison
for  Cappellini

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The Hi-Pad chair designed by Jasper Morri­son for Cappellini results from a produc­tion process that repre­sents the perfect balance between tech­nol­ogy and artisan crafts­man­ship. The skills of master uphol­ster­ers combined with inno­v­a­tive tech­niques allow the leather or fabric cover to adhere perfectly to the three-dimen­sional edge of the padding.

Rather than simply cover­ing the chair seat and back substruc­ture with a uniform thick­ness of foam under­neath the uphol­stery, Morri­son has artic­u­lated a central inte­grated eleva­tion – indeed, a high pad – that echoes the seat and back form provid­ing great visual interest.

The struc­ture consists of beech plywood, with a fixed cover in the fabrics or leathers from the collec­tion. The base is in satin stain­less steel or matte varnished finish in white, mud, or anthracite.

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Jasper Morrison

United Kingdom (1959)

Jasper Morrison is a British designer, born in London in 1959. He is best known for his industrial design work that uses thoughtful design to create mass-produced pieces using advanced technology. Morrison’s design work encompasses furniture design, product design, art direction, and authoring design books. Morrison studied at the Kingston Polytecnic Design School and The Royal College of Art in London, earning both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Design.

Throughout the 2000’s he designed kitchen appliances for Rowenta, and opened the Jasper Morrison Shop in 2008 in the building adjacent to his design studio. Morrison has collaborated with many companies throughout his career, including Aram, Cappellini, Vitra, Alessi, Flos, Magis, Rosenthal, Camper, Kettle, and Maharam. In 2014 Morrison created furniture for Tate Modern. Throughout his career he has written books about design, including A Book Of Things, Everything But The Walls, and A World Without Words.

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