John Pawson: Framed
Starts 10th May
John Pawson was born in 1949 in West Yorkshire. After attending Eton, Pawson headed east travelling across Asia where he worked with influential architect Shiro Kuramata. It was during his thirties that Pawson's career took off, but he entered the mainstream in 1995 when designing Calvin Klein's first flagship store in New York.
Pawson is well known as a minimalist designer, his work focuses on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light and materials. His many residential and commercial interiors have included homes, art galleries and stores in London, Dublin, New York, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo, and his subsequent projects have spanned a wide range of scales and building typologies, from stage sets and exhibitions to boats and monasteries./p>
In a life spent working on projects around the world, he has always looked for patterns, details, textures, spatial arrangements and coincidental moments that inform his design work. Having amassed 230,000 photographs Pawson created 'A Visual Inventory', a beautiful hardback consisting of 272 photos, set one per page and each personally annotated. The result is an illuminating insight into what he describes in his preface as a "very messy brain".
Extracting pairs of images from John Pawson's book 'A Visual Inventory', Platform pairs the architect's own photographs with Habitat's timeless white birch picture frames.