Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He studied Design at Kingston Polytechnic, the Royal College of Art in London, and HDK in Berlin. The Jasper Morrison Studio opened in London in 1986 and a second office in Paris in 2003. In 1995, his office was awarded the contract to design the new Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail production contract of its time, at 500 million Deutschemarks. The first vehicle was presented to the public in June 1997 at the Hannover Industrial Fair, and awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award. Jasper was named a Royal Designer for Industry in 2001. Jasper Morrison has an illustrious list of pendant lamps and other lighting product designs to his credit. Today, his lighting is known around the world, and he designs and consults for a wide range of clients including Alessi, Cappellini, Flos, Magis, Rowenta, Vitra, Samsung, Muji, Ideal Standard, and Olivetti.