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Think­ing Man’s Chair

c. 1986

by Jasper Morrison
for Cappellini

Think­ing Man’s Chair

by Jasper Morrison
for Cappellini

or Call to Order

Think­ing Man’s Chair is composed of enam­eled welded tubular and flat steel. The fluid lines of the chair’s frame begin with an upward, cantilever sweep from the front legs that defines the struc­ture of both seat and back. The deep seat features seven gently curved flat steel bands that paral­lel the tubular steel frame. As one can liter­ally see through the Think­ing Man’s chair’s open construc­tion, the space around the lounge becomes an inte­gral part of the aesthetic. The Think­ing Man’s Chair is included in the perma­nent collec­tions of several museums world­wide includ­ing the Victo­ria and Albert Museum, London.

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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