David Chipperfield is an established London architect. After graduating in architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, he began his career at the studios of Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. In 1984 he founded his own architecture studio in London, creating works in every sector, from residential to public. He has opened other offices in various parts of the world, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai and Tokyo, which have allowed him to win assignments for the Gotoh Provate Museum in the prefecture of Chiba, the Design Centre in Kyoto, and the headquarters of the Matsumoto Company in Okayama. In 1998 the River and Rowing Museum was inaugurated, winner of various awards that saw him join the ranks of the most appreciated architects of contemporary architecture. In 2010 he was awarded the title of Knight of the United Kingdom for his success in the field of architecture. He has been a lecturer at the universities of Stuttgart, Yale and various schools of architecture around the world. For the Artemide company, he designed Vigo, a family of modern lamps that took up a retro style, consisting of three floor lamps, wall lamps and chandeliers.