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David Chipperfield

Designer David Chipperfield

“There is a danger when every building has to look spectacular; to look like it is changing the world. I don't care how a building looks if it means something, not to architects, but to the people who use it.” - David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield is an acclaimed British architect who began his architectural career working for Norman Foster and Richard Rogers amongst others, going on to establish his eponymously named practice in 1985.

David Chipperfield Architects has since become a leading global architectural practice with offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. He was chosen as the architect for the reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin, which reopened in 2009 to critical acclaim.

He is amongst other things, a winner of the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal. He has also received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture and became Sir David Chipperfield in 2010, when he was knighted by the Queen.

Chipperfield first collaborated with german furniture brand e15 on a series of solid wood furniture in 2015. The trio of table, bench and stool was followed by a further project; the Basis Table series in 2018. He has also worked with lighting company Wästberg on a series of luminaires.