John Pawson (b.1949) is an architect and designer whose exceptional work combines an essential simplicity with a keen attention to the details of everyday life and human experience. In the last decade, the scope of his designs has broadened from objects and interiors to include houses, monasteries, pavilions and boats. This change in scale has given his office the opportunity to refine its minimalist aesthetic and further develop its ideas of a fundamental architecture based on the qualities of space, proportion, light and materials. In Plain Space, author Alison Morris presents both this recent body of work and earlier projects from the perspective of someone who has had unique access to the work and archives of the office. In thematic essays and narrative project descriptions she examines the firm’s working processes, relationship with clients, and approach to design. Filled with exquisite photographs and detailed drawings, Plain Space will be the next must-have book for fans of John Pawson and a perfect introduction to his work for anyone interested in the absolute best of contemporary design.
- The only monograph on the pivotal recent work of John Pawson (b.1949), a renowned designer of minimalist spaces, buildings and objects
- An insider’s view into the working processes, client relationships and design methodology of this celebrated architect
- Includes houses, monasteries and other buildings throughout Europe and North America as well as interiors, objects and boats
- A beautifully presented glimpse into the refined yet luxurious homes and apartments designed by John Pawson
240 pages, 400 colour ills / 26 x 29,5 cm / English