ONE: Pippa Nissen

We continue to enjoy learning more about UK based designers in our ONE series, today we meet Pippa Nissen, Director at Nissen Richards Studio.

Pippa Nissen is a Director of award-winning, cultural collaborators Nissen Richards Studio, working with many of the world’s greatest institutions. Pippa studied architecture at Cambridge University and took a Theatre Design MA at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her theatrical and architectural training come together in the design of compelling narrative spaces.


ONE Artist: Gerhard Richter

I love the work of Gerhard Richter – and he has been very influential on my own work too. He encapsulates much of the theory and technique we grapple with on a daily basis, including how to represent the world and history, from perfect photographic representation to abstraction and everything inbetween. 

ONE Object: Smiling Buddha at the British Museum

Whilst working at the British Museum’s Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia, we got to know many of their incredible objects, but this one remains special. I went to several amazing sleepover events there with my children, listening to storytellers whilst we sat in the darkness in front of this figure exuding warmth, wisdom and empathy.

ONE Place: The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark


Lying outside Copenhagen, this museum building rambles through the landscape using a contemporary and surprising series of spaces that seem to respond perfectly to its collection. A corridor, for example, sunken into the lawn, opens up into a triple height space revealing Giacometti sculptures against a huge backdrop of willow trees.


We certainly feel that we know Pippa a little better now. Tell us what your ONE love, book or icon is, we would love to know!

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About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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