With Jasper Morrison. Thingness, the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin is showing the English designer’s first retrospective and presenting the extensive body of work he has created over the last 35 years. Morrison’s furniture, cooking utensils, tableware series, lamps, clocks and other everyday objects are defined by an intensive occupation with these objects’ function and use. The central focus is not on form in itself, but on the functionality of the objects, developed on the basis of precise observation. Morrison’s precise attention to the atmosphere of a modern living environment, to historical links, to the production process and to the material leads us to consider central questions of design, like those that already moved the members of the historical Bauhaus.