'Heatherwick is Leonardo da Vinci of our times' Sir Terence Conran. Still just two decades into his career, British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most original creative talents for many decades. He has produced everything from sculptural chairs forged from the world's largest aluminium extruder, to a bridge that rolls open and closed and an exuberant seed bank, 'hairy' with fibre-optic lights (the award-winning UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo). This book is the first to present an exhaustive survey of his studio's output to date: over 140 projects. Long in development, it has been prepared in close collaboration with Heatherwick himself, offering a highly personal, in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of Heatherwick's creative, design and manufacturing processes. Projects are organized chronologically and bookended by an introduction setting out the studio's philosophy and a reference section. Each project is fully illustrated and accompanied by a text explaining, in Heatherwick's own words, the particular design challenge it posed and the creative and practical processes used to address it.
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THOMAS HEATHERWICK holds a degree in three-dimensional design from the Royal College of Art, London, and established Heatherwick Studio in 1994. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the recipient of honorary doctorates from four British universities. He was awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize and, in 2006, was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry.Review:
"Remarkable.... Heatherwick is surely as good an advert for the discipline as the nation could hope for.... With admirable clarity, the book lays out Heatherwick's inventive body of work so far – not just his 'greatest hits' but also some of the early works and lesser-seen experiments that led up to them." —The Guardian
"He may be the most original designer working today, and he is certainly the one who has done the most to erase the boundaries that divide—often unnecessarily—the realms of architecture, furniture, public space, and vehicle design." —Paul Goldberger, VanityFair.com
"Thomas Heatherwick doesn’t do ordinary. Commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge in his home city of London, he built a structure that rolls into a wheel to make way for passing boats. For a Longchamp boutique in New York, he fashioned a curvaceous 55-ton staircase with fabriclike glass balustrades. And amid the dizzying array of pavilions at Shanghai’s Expo 2010, his Seed Cathedral stole the show—its bristling 60,000 seed-tipped optical rods gently swaying in the wind. Already known as an innovator in the design world, the 42-year-old Royal College of Art graduate is due to reach even greater heights this spring. His studio’s work will be the subject of a Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition opening in late May (with an accompanying monograph from the Monacelli Press), just as his reimagined version of London’s double-decker bus starts to fill the city’s streets. And at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony—an extravaganza directed by Danny Boyle—it will be a Heatherwick-designed cauldron holding the flame aloft." —Architectural Digest
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Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX050051612X
Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11050051612X