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 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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