Thomas Heatherwick (born 17 February 1970) is an English designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. Since the late 1990s Heatherwick has emerged as one of Britain’s most significant designers. Heatherwick works with a team of around 180 architects, designers and makers from a combined studio and workshop in King’s Cross, London.
Heatherwick has been involved in the design of a number of projects, including the Olympic Cauldron, the New Routemaster bus, the first new double decker bus commissioned for London in 50 years, and the UK pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Other notable proposed projects include the Garden Bridge, the renovation of Pacific Place, and a plan for a biomass power station in BEI-Teesside. As of 2015 he has a number of projects under construction, including a pier on the Hudson River in New York and the Bund Financial Centre in Shanghai, a collaboration with Foster and Partners architects.
- https://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_heatherwick?language=en TED talk on the Seed Cathedral
- https://vimeo.com/43975572 designing the extraordinary
- https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2012/may/30/thomas-heatherwick-vanda-show-video he guides a tour of his show at the V + A (which I saw)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCP97dZ55dw the Culture Show feature part 1
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Dj7XA77hw Rolling Bridge – short video