Jasper Morrison: THINGNESS
Retrospective exhibition, CID \ Le Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgium, until 13 September.
Grand-Hornu hosts British designer Jasper Morrison's first-ever retrospective. This major event brings together key moments in his 35-year career, across furniture, kitchenware and home electronics. These pieces will be accompanied by archival material in a specially designed installation that stays true to his principle of beguiling simplicity. Jasper Morrison designs objects that we love to live with but whose qualities might go barely noticed. He believes that good design has less to do with making products noticeable than with making sure they are useful. He has worked with leading manufacturers in Europe including Cappellini, Alessi, Flos, Magis and Vitra; Japanase brands such as Muji; and technology companies Samsung and Sony. He opened his Office for Design in London in 1986. He currently has offices in London, Paris and Tokyo.