Nigel Coates born in 1949 and trained at the Architectural Association, Nigel Coates is a celebrated British architect and designer. He has consistently experimented and questioned his field, extended its boundaries and bridged it with semiotics, craftsmanship and contemporary culture. With his first architectural commission in Japan in 1985, he founded Branson Coates Architecture. His portfolio of buildings and interiors in the UK and Japan includes the Wall and Art Silo in Tokyo, the Hubs in Sheffield, the Geffrye Museum in London and the Body Zone in the Millennium Dome.
In recent years, Nigel has accumulated a broad-ranging catalogue of furniture and lighting designs. His products have been realized by many Italian companies including Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Fornasetti, Alessi and Slamp. In 2006 he established his own London studio; the Bloomsbury headquarters combines architectural laboratory, showroom and gallery.