Outside of architecture, what makes Pawson happy? “I have a very supportive family. My wife, Catherine and I have been married now for 22 years. My two sons and my stepdaughter are sorted, as they say. They’ve left home and are doing interesting things. I really enjoy their company. If I want get away, I get on my bike and ride into the hills in Gloucestershire.” He beams when he talks about his children. “My son Caius has his own label called the Young Turks underneath XL Recordings. The other night he kindly took us to a Florence and the Machine concert in Alexandra Palace, which was nice. I also like Jack Peñate who has a new video, which is rather haunting, and of course I’m looking forward to The xx bringing out their next album.”
A Visual Inventory by John Pawson is published by Phaidon.
John Pawson, an exhibition at the Architekturmuseum, in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich runs until Sunday May 20th.
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