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Cat Garcia shoots architect John Pawson at The Design Museum, ahead of its reopening at its new Kensington location, on 24 November.

Words by Mr Simon Mills.

Styling by Ms Otter Jezamin Hatchett.

It’s not every day that you get to have a one-on-one conversation with a starchitect about the complex philosophy and multi-layered tenets of minimalism beneath a brutalist, hyperbolic paraboloid roof. But here’s Mr John Pawson – immaculate, handsome, urbane, gently intense, cashmere-clad and prone to archly observed asides, doing just that.

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