John Pawson

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John Pawson
Born (1949-05-06) May 6, 1949 (age 65)
Halifax, England
Occupation author, architectural designer[1]
Subject architecture, simplicity
Spouse Catherine Pawson

John Pawson (born 6 May 1949) is a British designer associated with the minimalist aesthetic.[2]


Pawson studied at Eton College and the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Selected projects[edit]

London's Cannelle Cake Shop, several Calvin Klein stores; such as the ice palace on Madison Avenue,[2] work for Jigsaw (clothing retailer), New Wardour Castle apartments (2001), the Nový Dvůr Monastery,[3] Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sept-Fons, Czech Republic (2004), Hotel Puerta America, Madrid (2005), Medina House in Tunis, and the Sackler Crossing, a walkway over the lake at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2006).

An exhibition of Pawson's work was held at the Design Museum in September 2010.[4]


  1. Minimum (Phaidon Press, 1996)
  2. Architecture of Truth (Phaidon Press, 2001)
  3. Leçons du Thoronet (Images En Manoeuvres Editions 2006)
  4. El Croquis 127 (Pause for Thought, John Pawson 1995/2005)
  5. John Pawson Works (Phaidon Press, Original edition 2000)
  6. John Pawson, Themes and Projects (IVAM/Phaidon Press, 2002)
  7. Living and Eating (Ebury Press/Clarkson Potter, 2001)
  8. "Barn" (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1999)
  9. "John Pawson" (Gustavo Gili 1992, 1998)
  10. "Critic Volume 3: John Pawson" (Daishinsha Inc. 1995)


  1. ^ ""Pathetic" architecture watchdog gives Dezeen ultimatum over Pawson story". Dezeen. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Chevalier, Michel (2012). Luxury Brand Management. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-17176-9. 
  3. ^ John Pawson: Plain Space, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 19 September 2010
  4. ^ Kieran Long "John Pawson shows aspiration without arrogance", Evening Standard (thisislondon website), 21 September 2010

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