Nigel Coates continues to challenge architecture and its meaning. His mission is to add equal parts of art and intelligence to architecture and design, and a sense of passion and irony is visible in all of his products.
After finishing his education at the Architectural Association, Coates designed many buildings, interiors and exhibitions all over the world, particulaly in England and Japan. Some of his more experimental designs have been shown at museums such as Tate Modern.
Coates is a very popular designer in both the lighting and furniture industries, and he has collaborated with several Italian design companies. Since 2011 he has been the creative director for SLAMP.