Thomas Heatherwick - Making
Visionary designer Thomas Heatherwick has been called the “Leonardo da Vinci of our times”. From his London studio have come the 2012 Olympic Games cauldron, a revamp of London’s double-decker Routemaster bus, a Seed Cathedral and creations all over the world that combine beauty with thought, process and function.
In Thomas Heatherwick: Making the founder of Heatherwick Studio asks how you make someone eat your business card, grow a meadow in the centre of a city, or generate the form of a building in less than a minute.
Heatherwick came to Jewish Book Week to share the conceptual genius behind his creations.
Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, Heatherwick Studio is recognised for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, furniture design and strategic thinking. Heatherwick is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA and a Senior Fellow at the Royal College of Art. He has won the Prince Philip Designers Prize and, in 2006, was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. www.heatherwick.com.