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Jasper Morrison in his own words

May 8, 2013
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Jasper Morrison is a prestigious product and industrial designer who has been a press regular since designing the Thinking Man’s Chair for Capellini back in 1988. Success came soon after he opened his studio in the British capital after passing through art schools in both London and Berlin.

I am fascinated by how a pair of shoes can define the wearer.

Jasper’s search for everyday beauty drew him to Camper where, three seasons ago, he was introduced to the history of Camper and was instantly inspired by the story of our first shoe, the Camaleon with its practical earthy roots. This then became the inspiration for his shoe creations with us.

We love the way in which Jasper has always succeeded in maintaining a simple and functional approach to design, seeking out the essential in everything. So, in turn, we asked a few essential questions revealing more about the designer and his approach to life

Who is your design inspiration and why?

There are many! First, it was an exhibition of Eileen Gary which made me decide to be a designer, then Jean Prouvé, Sori Yanagi, Achile Castiglione, Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Dieter Rams…..

What does good design mean to you?

It means good for everyday use.

Every design project is different, there are no two alike, even if it’s the same type of thing.

When thinking about footwear designs, what aspects are most important to you?

I am fascinated by how a pair of shoes can define the wearer. They seem to have the ability to express the character of the wearer.

 Do you find Mallorca an inspirational place for design and why?

 I find it an inspirational place to not design! I love the mountains, the sea, the food and the people.

You work in very different projects from furniture to shoes. Does the kind of product change your working method?

Not so much, but every design project is different, there are no two alike, even if it’s the same type of thing.

If Camper was a piece of furniture what would it be?

A chair and a table of course. The most essential pieces.

We love the way in which Jasper has always succeeded in maintaining a simple and functional approach to design

Jasper Morrison currently lives between Paris and Tokyo, where he works as a consultant for Muji together with Konstantin Grcic and Naoto Fukasawa, two fellow designers with much in common.

Featured photo by © Momoko

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