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The Modern Style of the Heatherwick StudioSunday 12 August 2018
The Modern Style of the Heatherwick Studio – With the London Design Festival fast approaching, CovetED decided to highlight one of the current top creative forces of the United Kingdom: Thomas Heatherwick and his Heatherwick Studio.
It is really hard for anyone not to feel compelled about the creative output of Heatherwick Studio, one of Britain’s biggest names in the realms of Design and Architecture. This studio is lead by Thomas Heatherwick that’s considered one of the most prominent British creatives of his generation! This force of nature /and architecture) has been producing stunning projects for years, but do you know any of them?
Yes, you most likely heard about one or two (or three, or even all of them!) of this studio’s work, and while it isn’t necessarily focused on just interior design, Heatherwick offers a beautiful, innovative, and out-of-the-box way to reappropriate spaces, buildings and even various everyday objects such as furniture. Thomas Heatherwick is an admixture between a researcher, landscape architect, product & furniture designer, and, well, an architect. All intertwined, sure, but we’re quite adamant that were it not for his knowledge, experience, savvy, and curiosity in all of these areas, his work wouldn’t be able to reach the heights of both popularity and trendiness it has.
You shouldn’t have any doubts about it, the man IS trendy; Google’s King Cross was designed by his studio, with him at the forefront of the project. Heatherwick also has a variety of conceptual projects, such as 2007 London Olympic Velodrome, and an otherworldly design for a Buddhist overlooking Kagoshima in Japan.
A truly inspirational and wonderful studio with a vision to conquest all pre-conceived notions of the world of design, Heatherwick Studio consists of an army of design artists and architects, not just its founder, and while his visionary ideas and design ethic might be the conceptual driving force behind the whole Studio, this family of dreamers is what keeps their flights of fancy real.
A testament to this drive is a new residential and shopping district currently being build in Shanghai, called 1000 Trees. It was designed as if it were a mountain covered in natural green (by that I mean actual nature, crawling and creeping with plants), in a mirage quite similar to ancient descriptions of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Nature has, little by little, encroached into the eco-friendly designs and architectural projects of the future.