The David Chipperfield Story
Sir David Chipperfield (yes - he's been knighted) was born in 1953 in London. He studied at Kingston School of Art and Architectural Association and established his own company, David Chipperfield Architects, in 1984, building his reputation in Japan before returning to Europe. Chipperfield has received many, many honors and awards and was knighted in 2010 for his work in architecture.
He currently designs modern accessories and lighting for Fontana Arte, Alessi, Wastberg and others.
Why We Love David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield's modern lighting and accessories have a certain smoothness to them, making them friendly and desirable to touch. Their simplicity hides the in-depth technology and thought that Chipperfield puts into his designs. The contemporary pieces are directly connected to their context and purpose, giving them a relaxed, natural presence in their surroundings, exemplifying their meaning in whatever landscape they inhabit.
Noteworthy Lighting from David Chipperfield
The Single Tier Chandelier for FontanaArte is inspired by the medieval form, updated for the modern dining room.
In His Own Words
"I relish the enjoyment of daily rituals, whether this is taking a bath in a beautiful bathroom, eating breakfast from a simple oak table or reading by a perfect lamp. In my designs, I try to make simple, beautiful and functional objects."