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.
Number of Pages: 640
Edition: Revised and expanded edition
Publication Date: 15 Jun 2015
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 24.5(H) x 21(L)
Weight (gm): 2440
'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
'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' - Wallpaper*
'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
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.