The many identities of Design
British architect Adjaye is known for his multicultural influences.
Born in Tanzania from Ghanian parents, he spent the first nine years of his life between Egypt, Yemen and Lebanon before finally settling in the UK. Soon after graduating from the Royal College of Art, David Adjaye was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architect’s bronze medal and quickly became a front figure of the international design scene.
The versatile designer infuses his multicultural roots into his creations, freeing himself from any particular style or affiliation.
In 2009, he was given the conception of Washington DC’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Adjaye collaborated with many other architects before creating his own studio in 2000. Since then, he has worked with international brands, and approaches all possible materials, even those considered too common by his profession, including plastic.