John Pawson

John Pawson is a renowned and treasured British designer whose unique and minimalist vision has captured the attention of the world. After years living in Japan for a number of years, where he was inspired by spending time in the studio of Shiro Kuramata, Pawson enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, leaving to establish his own practice in 1981. Pawson’s work focuses on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light and materials. Whilst private houses have remained at the core of his work, projects have spanned a wide range of scales and typologies, from the Sackler Crossing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to ballet sets, a new Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, gallery spaces in a former Second World War telecommunications bunker in Berlin and the interiors of the Design Museum’s new permanent home in London.

Courtesy of Curator, Carrie Scott