The minimalist architect delves into the full colour spectrum of his archive to share photographs that inspire his life and work. Globally acclaimed architectural designer John Pawson, whose work includes the new Design Museum in London, is always taking photographs of patterns, details, and textures to inform his work. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette – primarily white – but his photographs tell another story. Spectrum takes you on a multicoloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of 320 images. It’s a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources.
John Pawson’s work focuses on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light, and materials. Over the years, his many residential and commercial interiors have included homes, art galleries and stores in London, Dublin, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo, and his subsequent projects have spanned a wide range of scales and building typologies, from stage sets and exhibitions to boats and monasteries.