John Pawson: Plain Space
at the Design Museum


John Pawson - Plain Space at the Design Museum

British architect John Pawson has sent us these snaps of the model he used when designing the forthcoming exhibition of his work at London's Design Museum, which opens next week.

John Pawson - Plain Space at the Design Museum

"Through the exhibition the viewer will get an in-depth look at my design process - from sketches and study models right through to a full scale installation," says Pawson.

John Pawson - Plain Space at the Design Museum

"A series of large-scale photographs explore the relationship between my architecture and the landscape, while actual architectural elements in stone, bronze, wood and metal examine the combination of materials. Films, interviews and personal items from my archive will also be on display including letters from Karl Lagerfeld and the writer Bruce Chatwin."

John Pawson - Plain Space at the Design Museum

More behind-the-scenes information about the exhibition on Pawson's Plain Space blog.

John Pawson - Plain Space at the Design Museum

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John Pawson: Plain Space opens 22 September 2010 – 30 January 2011

John Pawson - Plain Space at the Design Museum

Above: exhibition plan

Here's some more information from the Design Museum:

"The father of modern architectural minimalism"
New York Times

The Design Museum presents a major exhibition of the work of British architect John Pawson. Often described as a 'minimalist' he is known for a rigorous process of reduction, that creates designs of simplicity, grace and visual clarity. At the heart of the exhibition is a site-specific 1:1, full-sized installation designed by Pawson to offer a direct experience of his work - the first such installation at the museum.

Plain Space celebrates Pawson's career to date with models, film, photographs and architectural elements and includes some of his most important projects including the Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr in the Czech Republic, the Sackler Crossing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Calvin Klein store on Madison Avenue, New York.

See also:


House of Stone
by John Pawson
B60 Sloop by John Pawson
and Luca Brenta
John Pawson at
Royal Opera House

Posted on Thursday September 16th 2010 at 3:30 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • bko

    absolument intence.bravo

  • Ale

    I can picture Claudio Silvestrin freaking out…

  • perhaps the only thing that Silvestrin would freak out about is that Pawson became more famous than he did?

  • Peter

    Sure it is plain…

  • Happy Hotelier… Would have been a much much better photo here….

  • dsn

    yes to john
    stay the course
    see you soon