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Thomas Heatherwick at the V&A

On Saturday my husband and I took a trip to the V&A to see the Thomas Heatherwick exhibition. The Heatherwick Studio specialises in architecture, urban planning, sculpture, furniture, and industrial design. They are famous for designing the Seed Cathedral at the 2010 Shanghai design Expo.

Image courtesy of Inhabitat


The Seed Cathedral was the UK Pavilion entry to the expo, and was familiarly known as the hairy cube! At each end of the fibre glass ‘hairs’ were tiny little LED lights, to make the outside of the building light up, and on the inside end of the hairs had seeds encapsulated within them.

The Heatherwick Studio also designed the cauldron for this year’s Olympic flame and the new London buses. My personal favourite of the day however were these wobbly chairs (otherwise known as the Spun chair) that are impossible to tip out!




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This entry was posted on August 27, 2012 by in Out and about.


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