June 1, 2012

Designing the Extraordinary by Heatherwick Studio in V&A

V&A has just opened the first major solo exhibition of Heatherwick Studio that explores the work of one of the most inventive and experimental design studios practising in Britain today.

Designing the Extraordinary shows the enormous variety of projects that Thomas Heatherwick and his studio have worked on over the last two decades spanning the disciplines of architecture, engineering, transport and urban planning to furniture, sculpture and product design. At the heart of his Studio’s practice is a profound commitment to elegant, integrated design solutions and the absolute dedication to materials, research, prototyping, industrial collaboration, tactility, texture – and above all, extraordinary form-making.

On display will be over 150 objects, from an original seed-tipped rod from the UK Pavilion Seed Cathedral at Shanghai World Expo (2010) to a detail of the new London double-decker bus at full-scale (2012).

Thomas Heatherwick‘s redesign of the iconic London double-decker bus (UK, 2011) © Heatherwick Studio.

The exhibition will be on display from 31 May till 30 September 2012 in Victoria & Albert Museum.

One comment

  • Martin LynchJune 18, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Heathwick is an extroardinary talent, fearless and fresh!


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