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> posted by   on October 8th 2012
 

LDF 2012: Ode to Heatherwick Studio

Who doesn’t know the Heatherwick Studio? Everybody knows their work but not everybody knows the people behind it. This year, during the LDF at The V&A, there was a special exposition sponsored by Ernst & Young about “Designing the Extraordinary”- work achievement by Heatherwick Studio.

Heatherwick Studio was founded in 1994 by Thomas Heatherwick (1970), an English designer known for the innovative use of engineering and materials in public monuments and sculptures. Heatherwick Studio was responsible for many contemporary icons in public spaces, architecture and design.

In 18 years, Heatherwick’s team, which today consists of over 60 people including architects, landscape architects, designers and engineers, has put the role of creatives and designers in a new interconnecting future in a fresh perspective. Heatherwick Studio is an excellent example of the future design studio. Cross fertilisation between science, nature and creativity will allow us to play and discover more.

Again, the V&A has set the tone and certainly given us food for thought.

Heatherwick Studio – the most famous works you have to know:

The Seed Cathedral at Shanghai, 2010 World Expo

The New Bus for London for TFL

The Olympic Cauldron (Flame), which was lit during the opening ceremony on 27 July 2012 -featuring 204 copper petals, each representing one of the competing nations

Rolling Bridge (also known as “the curling bridge”), Paddington Basin in London

And many more…

 

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