Plato stands for a timeless, well-thought design and balances light-ness, strength and functionality.
The Plato chair designed by Jasper Morrison is versatile in use and well suited for domestic, professional, and public spaces - indoors and outdoors. Understated and with a neoclassical inspiration, hence the name that references one of the pillars of ancient philosophy, the Plato chair is the manifestation of a perfect balance between form and function. It features a sleek yet robust structure with a curved seat for maximum comfort.
Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London (1979-82 BA (Des.)) and The Royal College of Art for Postgraduate studies (1982-85 MA (Des.) RCA). In 1984 he studied at Berlin’s HdK on a Scholarship. In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London. Today Jasper Morrison Ltd. consists of three design offices, a main office in London and two branch offices: one in Paris (opened 2002) and one in Tokyo (opened 2007). Services offered by Jasper Morrison Ltd. are wide ranging, from furniture to tableware and kitchen products, to lighting, electronics and appliance design, designs for public space and more recently watches, clocks & shoes. In 2005, he founded Super Normal with Naoto Fukasawa. June 2006 saw the first Super Normal exhibition in Tokyo. In 2009, the Jasper Morrison Limited Shop opened in London, and in 2011 his webshop was launched. He has clients across the globe, all leaders in their individual fields. They include: Magis, Alessi, Camper, Cappellini, Flos, Rado Watch, Rosenthal, Rowenta, Samsung Electronics, Sony Design, Vitra, etc.