Leave it to a knighted architect to create utensils so fluid that they feel soft and weightless in the hand. Sir David Chipperfield designed the Santiago Collection (2009) to express a balanced unity of form and function. Santiago is of such a piece with Chipperfield’s iconic architectural style that it was included in a 2009 exhibit of his work at the Design Museum in London. Made of 18/10 stainless steel, this cake server is as timeless and long-lasting as Chipperfield’s award-winning buildings. Dishwasher safe. Made in China.
A world-renowned British architect, Sir David Chipperfield applies values of intelligence, permanence and logic to his projects. He has firmly established himself in the middle ground between the other-worldly, over-the-top designs of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid and the dull, lifeless design of so much modern development. "I don't think architecture is radical," he told the Guardian in 2011. "How can something that takes years and costs millions be radical?"
After studying at the Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association of London, the architect worked under Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster before establishing his own practice in 1984. David Chipperfield Architects gained notoriety first in Japan, then in Continental Europe, where his signature modernist austerity was revered. He was knighted in 2004, but it took his native England a long time to acknowledge his genius. Major contracts in Japan, Germany and the Unites States came long before acclaimed projects like the galleries Hepworth Wakefield and Turner Contemporary in his native country. He has continued to build his reputation with a wide assortment of notable buildings, including museums, retail spaces, hotels, office buildings and residences worldwide. Read more >