Making / Thomas Heatherwick

One of the most impressive pavilions at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 was the UK Pavilion, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. In this book, we can see not only the impressive pavilion, but also a comprehensive overview covering the studio’s entire history. Over 150 projects are represented, each fully illustrated with images selected from Heatherwick’s personal and studio archives.

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The first retrospective publication on the work of award-winning designer (the subject of a 2012 exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum) offers an in-depth look at all aspects of the innovator’s creative, design, and manufacturing processes.

Heatherwick is known as one of the greatest innovators of our era, and for the first time, this publication provides an inside look at the creation and development of his projects. It answers the one question always asked of Heatherwick’s work: How did he do that?

The book covers the studio’s complete output over more than fifteen years—some 170 projects—including designs large and small: zippered bags that can be expanded to five times their size, a bridge that rolls open and closed, the in-progress one-million-square-foot mall in Hong Kong and glass bridge in London.


Author: Thomas Heatherwick
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Language: English
Cover: Hardcover
Pages: 600
ISBN: 978-1-58093-334-6


From I to We
Chain Experiments
Slipcast Tile
Test Pieces
Clay Study for a Water Sculpture
Clay Test Pieces
Pair of Seats
Transformable Seat
Sculpture Park Gates
Upholstered Furniture
Three-Dimensional Picture Frame
City Gateway
Pocket Knife
Interlocking Book
Arts & Business Award
Twisted Cabinet

Business Card
Windsor Great Hall
Montblanc Diary
Sleeping Policeman
Christmas Cards
Film Festival Ticket Office
London Underground Station
Kielder Boathouse
Conran Shop Window Display
Shelving for a Jade Collection
Office Interior
Laing Square
Complete Christmas Tree
Hate Seat
Millenium Bridge
Autumn Intrusion
Garden Railings for a London House
Christmas Card 1997
Image Bank Award
Materials House
Christmas Card 1998
Blackburn Emergency Platform
Millenium Dome: National Identity Zone
Identity Crisis
Twin Roundabouts
Hairy Building
Electric Cinema Facade

Belsay Sitooterie
Street Chandelier
Barking Square
Shopping Centre
Barnards Farm Sitooterie
Double Clothing
Zip Bag
Shop Design Exhibition
Paternoster Vents
Boots Christmas Decoration
Yorkshire Sound Barrier
Hereford Community Building
Turning Trees
HSBC History Wall
Conran Foundation Collection
Christmas Card 2001
B of the Bang
Paper House
Eden Project Exhibition Buildings
Rolling Bridge
BMW Pavilion
Christmas Card 2002
Milton Keynes Information Centre
Glass Bridge
Piano Factory Apartments
Kagoshima Carpet
Grange-over-Sands Café and Bridge
Christmas Card 2003
Colindale Tower

Salviati Glass Furniture
Milton Keynes Public Art Strategy
Southorn Playground
Motorway Bridge
Longchamp Store
Expanding Furniture
Guy’s Hospital
Christmas Card 2004
East Beach Café
Aberystwyth Artists’ Studios
Aberystwyth Meeting House
Nottingham Eastside
Ribbon Bridge
Pacific Place
Christmas Card 2005
V&A Temporary Structure
Baku Monument
Christmas Card 2006
Worth Abbey Church
Southwark Town Hall
Notting Hill Residential Tower

Olympic Velodrome
Harewood Quarter
UK Pavilion
Cloud Bridge
Group of Towers
Gradated Tower
Doha Grand Hotel
Chelsea Barracks Landscape
Sheung Wan Hotel
Christmas Card 2008
Masdar Mosque
Stratford Olympic Structure
Centrifugal Chandelier
Worthing Swimming Pool
Large Span Rolling Bridge
Teesside Power Station
Baku Tea House
Sheikh Zayed Memorial
Christmas Card 2009
London Bus
Capitol Theatre
London Cable Car
Old Airport Road Park
Khalidiyah Park
Towers of Silence
Jiading Bridge
Christmas Card 2010
Electricity Pylon
Image Credits
Heatherwick Studio 1994-2012

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Making / Thomas Heatherwick" 19 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>