Eliana Tomaz

David Chipperfield @ Design Museum.

Eliana TomazComment
“With a style that is restrained, quiet and thoughtful, David Chipperfield is of one of Britain’s leading architects. He has a huge international reputation and completed buildings in China, Japan, Italy, USA, Spain and Germany. Chipperfield produces subtle and sophisticated buildings, from museums to homes, with an acute sensitivity for materials and a powerful awareness of their environment.” – Design Museum

As I said before, I’m a big fan of the Design Museum.
“David Chipperfield – Form Matters” is amazingly well interpreted. The space is so perfectly curated that I ask myself if it was David himself who designed the exhibition.

It’s very challenging to design a gallery space. More than technical issues such as light or enough space to walk around the art or design work, there are little details that really matter. It's important to understand the potential of every surface in a gallery, weather vertical or horizontal. And again, I was extremely amazed with how Design Museum satisfied my curiosity. The idea to design on the clean white walls the buildings perspective was genial. We can admire David’s precise architecture through models and a different perspective drawing at the same time – it’s total engagement.



The exhibition inclues homeware David Chipperfiled designed to Alessi.

Museum of Modern Literature
Marbach am Neckar, Germany, 2002 – 2006
Winner RIBA Stirling Prize 2007



The following photographs were taken when I went to Berlin last March.
Building extension by DC
Am Kupfergraben 10
Berlin, Germany, 2002 – 2007

Architectural details.

"All my life I have sought the simplicity of a single line." - Antoine Watteau

You can read “Perfect Weekend by David Chipperfield” at How To Spend It, the magazine by Financial Times.

This exhibition made me pick up my last university project and develop it further, which I plan to publish soon: “Challenge the common practice of art display”.