Autor: Heatherwick Studio
Thomas Heatherwick is the founder of Heatherwick Studio. At the heart of his studio’s work is a profound commitment, at every scale, to finding innovative design solutions with an absolute dedication to artistic thinking and the latent potential of materials and craftsmanship.
Notable projects include the Olympic Cauldron for the 2012 Olympic Games, the New Bus for London, and the award winning UK Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The studio’s current work includes two large scale developments in Shanghai; a university building in Singapore; a new distillery in the south of England; a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town and a 200-passenger boat for a river estuary in France.
Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; a Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum; and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Royal College of Art, University of Dundee, University of Brighton, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Manchester. In 2013 he was elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Thomas was on the panel of The Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, published in Spring 2014.
In 2004 Thomas was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. He was awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize in 2006 and the London Design Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design in 2010. In 2013, he was awarded the Critics’ Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award and he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the design industry. Heatherwick Studio was formed in 1994. Today a team of over 160 architects, designers and makers work from a combined studio and workshop in Kings Cross, London, UK.
The work of Heatherwick Studio was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London in 2012 and is currently the subject of a North America exhibition tour. In May 2012, ‘Thomas Heatherwick: Making’ was published, a monograph that presents an extensive survey of the studio’s output to date.