In celebration of Thomas Heatherwick, Icon's June cover star, we have teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum to give you the chance to win an exclusive prize. All you need to do is answer the following question in the comment box below:
What would you like to see Thomas Heatherwick work on next and why?
First prize is a private curator-led tour of the exhibition Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary, at the V&A plus a copy of the new release, Thomas Heatherwick: Making published by Thames and Hudson.
We will also be awarding five runners up a pair of tickets each to the exhibition.
This competition will close 31 May so don't miss out, enter now.
credit Photograph Iwan Baan
From 31 May to 30 September 2012, Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary is the first ever major retrospective on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, one of the most exciting creative practitioners working in the UK today. Heatherwick has been the recipient of the Prince Philip Designers Prize and the London Design Medal, and in 2004 became the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry.
At the heart of his Studio's practice is a profound commitment to elegant, integrated design solutions and the absolute dedication to materials, research, prototyping, industrial collaboration, tactility, texture - and above all, extraordinary form-making. The exhibition brings together over 150 objects of inspiration and material samples, models, prototypes, full-scale fragments and finished pieces: from an original seed-tipped rod from the UK Pavilion Seed Cathedral at the Shanghai World Expo, to a detail of the new London double-decker bus at full-scale.
Thomas Heatherwick: Making is published to coincide with the V&A exhibition. Prepared in close collaboration with the studio, this is the first comprehensive monograph on one of the world's most innovative designers and presents an exhaustive overview of the studio's entire history – over 140 projects, each fully illustrated. Heatherwick has personally written on each project, offering an unprecedented, in-depth and behind-the-scenes perspective that reveals the creative, design and manufacturing processes behind his genius. The book features images selected from Heatherwick's personal and studio archives, many published for the first time
Find out more at www.vam.ac.uk/heatherwick
credit (c) Steve Speller
Terms and Conditions:
By registering for this competition you are bound to the following rules. This offer is available until the 31st May 2012 at which time the winner and runners up will be selected by Icon.
The tour will have take place on Thursday 14th June at 9am, the winner will be welcome to remain in the exhibition after general opening at 10am.
Prizes are non-transferable. There is no cash alternative
Please allow 31 days for delivery of the book. Media 10 will not be responsible for damages incurred during transit. Media 10 will not be responsible for loss of product through transit.
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(c) Peter Mallet