Koto Bolofo: Revamped!
London's New Design Museum
When Sophie Conran, interior designer and daughter of legendary designer and retailer Sir Terence Conran, approached Koto Bolofo (born 1959) in 2012 to document the renovation of the spectacular new premises of London’s Design Museum, he knew he couldn’t say no. Founded in 1989 by Terence Conran and Stephen Bayley, the museum has since become a leading institution devoted to all aspects of design—from architecture and fashion, to industrial, product and graphic design.
When Bolofo began photographing the location in 2012, it was a derelict shell, which over four years has now been transformed by John Pawson and his design team. Bolofo found his vision by conceiving of the building as a “feminine object” and focusing on its suggestive curves and forms.