Jasper Morrison exhibits in Stockholm. With reference to the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February Forum, the magazine for Scandinavian architecture, interiors and design, brings Jasper Morrison and his exhibition Jugs, Jars and Pitchers to Stockholm. The exhibition will be shown at Hallwylska Museet.
As the name implies, the exhibition consists of personally selected jugs, jars, and pitchers – ordinary objects that are chosen on the basis of their aesthetic and functional qualities.
Jasper Morrison is a British furniture- and industrial designer. Born in London 1959 he had his breakthrough at the end of the 80s with the tubular steel armchair The Thinking Man’s Chair. Since then Morrison has been one of the world’s leading designers. He has designed everything from cutlery and doorknobs to tramcars, and worked for several well known brands like Alessi, Cappellini, Flos, Magis and Vitra.
Except for his own design, which is characterized by a simple style, Jasper Morrison is known for his work to acknowledge the ever yday objects, which he among other things has done with the book Super Normal – Sensations of the Ordinary (2007) that he has written together with the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa.
The exhibition that is to be shown in Stockholm is a part of this work. This is what Jasper Morrison himself has to say about Jugs, Jars and Pitchers:
“Jugs, Jars & Pitchers is an exhibition on the age old theme of containers and pourers, show-ing a variety of examples in glassware, ceramic, plastic and stainless steel. The intention is to explore the essential nature of a time-honoured aspect of daily life.”
“Jugs, Jars & Pitchers is a unique opportunity for us in Sweden to take part in Jasper Morrison’s view on design. His entire work, from the products he himself has designed to the ex- hibitions, is about acknowledging the anonymous and normal, which seldom is recognized, but which always is there and always works. It is design whose foremost quality is not to be spectacular but to be long lasting. Jasper Morrison does only a couple of exhibitions a year. We are very happy that he has chosen to do one in cooperation with us,” says Forum’s Editor-in-Chief Daniel Golling.
The exhibition is shown 11–28 February at Hallwylska Museet, Hamngatan 4, Stockholm.
Jugs, Jars & Pitchers is presented by Forum and Henrik Nygren Design in cooperation with Hallwylska Museet.