PROJECT | November 2021

St John Church in Hackney by John Pawson

British designer John Pawson has collaborated with architecture studio Thomas Ford & Partners on the refurbishment of the St John church in Hackney, London. The overhaul, which is Pawson's first church project in the UK, focuses on reinstating and accentuating the Grade II-listed building's original design that was hidden by past renovations.

The interiors have been stripped back to the original plan, allowing Pawson to showcase his signature minimalist approach to space and detailing. Dark oak panels line the walls, featuring a ribbed finish that echoes the church's columns. The space is complete with furniture from British makers Another Country. 

Photography by Katrina Lawson Johnston & Gilbert McCarragher.

See more images of the project here, and view our Another Country edit here and collection of John Pawson-designed homewares here.