Talk “What Is the Philosophy of Heatherwick Studio? Getting to the Root of It”
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Heatherwick Studio: Building Soulfulness Exhibition-Related Program
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Heatherwick Studio is one of the most closely-watched design teams in the world. We invite Founder Thomas Heatherwick to trace the innovative projects they have undertaken around the world to date, and aim to explore the origins of their designs together.
- Thomas Heatherwick (Founder, Heatherwick Studio)
- Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum / Curator of Heatherwick Studio: Building Soulfulness)
- Date & Time
- 18:00-19:30, Friday, March 17, 2023 (Doors open: 17:30)
Founder, Heatherwick Studio
Thomas Heatherwick is one of the UK’s most prolific designers, whose varied work over two decades is characterized by its originality, inventiveness and humanity. Defying conventional classifications, Thomas founded his studio in 1994 to bring together architecture, urban planning, product design and interiors into a single creative workspace. Working across multiple scales, locations and typologies, Heatherwick Studio has developed into a team of 200 makers and inventors with no signature style. Led by human experience rather than any fixed dogma, the Studio creates emotionally compelling places and objects with the smallest possible climate shadow.
From their base in London, the Studio team is currently working on over thirty projects in ten countries, including Azabudai Hills / Lower Levels, a six-hectare mixed-use development in the center of Tokyo, the new headquarters for Google in London (in collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group) and Airo, an electric car that cleans the air as it drives.
The Studio has also recently completed Google Bay View, Google’s first ground-up campus; Little Island, a park and performance space on the Hudson River in New York; The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MoCAA) in Cape Town; and Coal Drops Yard, a major new retail district in King’s Cross, London. Thomas’ forthcoming book, Humanise, will be published by Penguin in 2023.
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