Sir David Chipperfield (born 1953 in London) earned a diploma in architecture at London's Architectural Association in 1977 after graduating from the Kingston School of Art in 1976. Upon completing his education, he began his career by working with a number of notable architects including Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Chipperfield has completed projects in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Some of the architect’s prominent works include the Toyota Headquarters in Japan; Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany; Neues Museum, Berlin; and the America's Cup Pavilion in Valencia, Spain. He received knighthood in 2010 for services to British and German architecture. Other honors include the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize (2007), European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2011), and Piranesi Prix de Rome Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). While known for his architectural designs, Chipperfield has also collaborated with several manufacturers including tableware for Alessi and lighting for FontantaArte.

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