One of England’s most celebrated designers, Thomas Heatherwick, is currently presenting his first ever showcase of work at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
Over 150 items from the last two decades are on display, from Heatherwick’s student projects to recent architectural commissions. Visitors are invited to delve into photographs, maquettes, prototypes, models and fragments that all offer insight into the curiosities that perplex the designer’s mind.
Guests can catch a glimpse at a mock-up of Heatherwick’s new double-decker bus design for London and an original seed-tipped rod from the UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The items on show are arranged in themed clusters and are accompanied by films or audio clips of Heatherwick explaining the concept.
The exhibition can be seen until 30 September at the V&A. It is part of the London 2012 Festival (21 June to 9 September, 2012).
Victoria & Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL
*Keen to read more on Heatherwick's work? Pick up Frame #86, which features an in-depth interview with the designer.*