Jasper began to sketch the Rise Table in 1983. In 1984, on his return to the Royal College of Art after a year in Berlin, he had a prototype made. It was also known as the Adjustable Table. He took the inspiration for its adjusting height facility from an old photographic light, but it also shows the influence of Eileen Gray. Jasper showed the table at his degree show in 1985, and made and sold about ten thereafter, at a £200 price tag. It had some tricky elements which prevented it from being commercial and put off manufacturers.