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Thomas Heatherwick


Thomas Heatherwick

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The definitive publication on one of the world’s most exceptional designers


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.

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'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'
Financial Times

'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'
V&A Magazine

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Edition Type: Revised and expanded edition

Size: 24.5 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 640 pp

Publication date: 15 June 2015

ISBN: 9780500291962

Contents List

New projects include: Al Fayah Park – Abu Dhabi, UAE; Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Laverstoke, UK; Garden Bridge – London, UK; Maggie’s – Yorkshire, UK; Nanyang Technological University Learning Hub – Singapore; and Zeitz MOCAA – Cape Town, South Africa.

About the Author

Thomas Heatherwick, winner of countless international design awards, is Honorary Fellow, RIBA; Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art; and was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry (2006).

Masie Rowe is a landscape architect and associate of the Thomas Heatherwick studio since 1998.

List of Contributors

Maisie Rowe

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