Thomas Heatherwick Making

Thomas Heatherwick


  1. Thomas Heatherwick
  2. With Maisie Rowe
  • ISBN 9780500290934
  • 24.50 x 21.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 608pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2013
‘With admirable clarity, the book lays out Heatherwick's inventive body of work so far – not just his 'greatest hits' but also some of the early works and lesser-seen experiments that led up to them.’ – Guardian
‘There should be room in every household for this beautifully produced collection of projects by Thomas Heatherwick … a cornucopia of inspiration that proves research can be fascinating and designing is fun … Through it all the personality and imagination of Thomas Heatherwick shines clearly’ – RIAS Quarterly
‘A thrilling design compendium’ – The Guardian

An instant sellout on first publication, this volume has been expanded to include Thomas Heatherwick’s magnificent Olympic cauldron.

Written in close collaboration with the designer himself, the book offers a highly personal, in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of his creative, design and manufacturing processes.

Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick

Each of the more than 140 fully illustrated projects is accompanied by a text explaining, in Heatherwick’s words, the design question it posed and the creative and practical processes used to address it.

Projects are organized chronologically and bookended by an introduction setting out the studio’s philosophy and a reference section.

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