After visiting this I’m now even more of a fan of the Heatherwick studio.
Before entering, turn the handle of this machine to get a guide.
The show covers Thomas Heatherwick’s early college work going right through to the new red bus, already on London streets, and the London Olympic cauldron. One of the pleasures was to see some of the beautifully detailed models produced by the studio for their projects. For example I hadn’t realised that each of the cauldron petals was a different shape, every one hand-made and finished. That cauldron, for me, was one of the highlights of the opening ceremony.
We were able to sample the Spin chair as there are six in the museum entrance for the public to sit in. They are really fun and surprisingly comfortable.
The approach of exploration and making as integral to the design process is a joy, producing as it does objects with innate integrity. I talk about lyricism in design and this studio has it in bundles.
I look forward to seeing some of the larger overseas projects currently in the pipeline oh, and don’t forget to see the video of the cards he made for his family when a child.