Thomas Heatherwick - Making


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  • Illustrated in colour
  • Paperback : 640 pages with flaps
  • Dimensions : 24.50 x 21.00 cm
  • ISBN : 9780500291962


Thomas Heatherwick - Making is 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?

With 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.

‘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’The Financial Times

‘From his high-tech lab the Olympic cauldron’s creator unleashes his magical designs...his studio is a laboratory of creative excitement’ – The Sunday 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

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