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Born in Exeter, and the son of a watercolour artist and a seamstress, Simon Mitchell grew up in a creative home environment. His passion for architecture was evident at the age of nine, when he won the South-West Schools' competition to design a 'house of the future'. As a student in architecture, he took a keen interest in the works of architects such as Aldo van Eyck, Charles Eames, Pierre Chareau and Jan Kaplicky. After the final year of his diploma in architecture at Greenwich University, ..