Renowned for his strong focus on refining design ideas, award-winning designer and architect Sir David Chipperfield creates design solutions that are socially and intellectually coherent. A leading architect, he has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai and recently received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, as well as an OBE in 2004.
Having graduated from London’s Kingston School of Art in 1976, Sir David Chipperfield went on to study at the Architectural Association. Working alongside architects such as Douglas Stephen, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, Chipperfield founded his own firm in 1985. Designing iconic buildings such as the Neues Museum in Berlin, Barcelona’s City of Justice and the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, Chipperfield has left a lasting mark on the world of architecture.
Designing furniture as iconic as his buildings, Sir David Chipperfield is behind Artemide’s Vigo Lighting Collection, Wästberg’s w102 Brass Table Lamp and the Leighton Collection for e15. Crafted using only the highest quality materials, David Chipperfield’s creations are timelessly classic and bound to enhance any space for years to come. An Honorary Member of the Florence Academy of Art and Design and a Royal Designer for Industry, Sir David Chipperfield is truly an icon of British design.
Vigo Pendant Light
The starkly contemporary Vigo Pendant Light is a modern take on traditional lights that contain the light source within a conical form.
The shade consists of two overlapping cones, one placed inside and flush with the other. The inner cone is crafted from black aluminium and the outer from hand-blown borosilicate glass with a sand-blasted glass rim for a perfect glare control. Together, the two conical forms shape and direct the light, and at the same time produce an aesthetic contrast.
Products by David Chipperfield