About this designer: Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He received his bachelor of design degree from Kingston School of Art in 1982, and his master's degree in design from the Royal College of Art in 1985. In 1984 he received a Berlin scholarship to study in Germany at the Hochschule der Künste. In 1986, he set up his office for design in London. In 1987 he designed his famous ‘Thinking Man’s Chair’ as well as the ‘Ribbed Table’ and a hat stand for Aram Designs 23rd Anniversary Exhibition. Amongst his most well-known work is his Glo-Ball series of lamps for Flos and the Air chair for Magis, both available at Aram Store.
About this brand: Flos
Flos was founded in 1962 in Merano, to produce modern lighting. To develop new lighting concepts, they enlisted the aid of Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Tobia Scarpa. One of the first materials they experimented with was cocoon, a very pliable material made in the USA. In 1964 Sergio Gandini joined the company, and the headquarters were moved to a new site near Brescia. The first Flos retail store, designed by the Castiglioni brothers opened in Milan in 1968. In 1971 Flos opened its first subsidiary in Germany. In 1974 it purchased Arteluce, a historical brand founded in 1939 by Gino Sarfatti, and opened a new factory in Bovezzo, just outside the city of Brescia. The collaboration with Achille Castiglioni continued through the '80s, and in 1992 he introduced the "family of products" concept to the market with the Brera series. At the same time, Flos continued to scout for emerging talent at an international level, collaborating with Philippe Starck in 1988.