How do you turn a paper mill into a gin distillery? Let every country in the Olympic Games take part in making and lighting the Olympic Cauldron? Design a building using an electron microscope? Produce a new bus for London that uses less fuel? Make someone eat your business card? Develop a new kind of mosque? Turn the back door of a hospital into its front door? Grow a meadow in the centre of a city? Generate the form of a building in less than a minute? Use saliva as an ingredient of a Christmas card? Create a piece of architecture that represents a nation?
This is the definitive publication on one of the world's most exceptional designers. More than 600 pages, 140 projects and hundreds of photographs, illustrations and sketches, this once-in-a-generation monograph will excite, inspire and serve as an invaluable resource for creative solutions and the joy of making for many years to come.
'Heatherwick is a tough act to imitate, let alone follow, leaving one of Britain’s brightest - and still youngest - design talents with the world at his feet'
'Heatherwick is remarkable in his tenacity, his sense of adventure and his absolute delight in finding solutions. And the results often have a uniquely accessible and playful appeal'
'Reads almost like a series of scientific experiments... takes the reader on an expansive tour of seemingly every possible material used at all available scales...[demonstrates] Heatherwick’s urge to operate right at the edge of what is possible with any given amount of time, space and resources'