Friday, 07 September 2012 11:22

Icon 112: Manufacturing

As London Design Festival approaches, Icon goes behind the scenes to visit the factories where glossy products are prototyped and manufactured. In this issue we travelled all over Europe to see the places and meet the people responsible for these complicated and fascinating processes.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:30

Worth Abbey Church by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has revived the spirit of this striking 1960s church in Kent with small but vital changes to its incomplete interior.

Published in News
Monday, 27 February 2012 16:40

BIG: Ski park on a power plant

Trailblazing Danish practice BIG is building a ski park on top of a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen – and the incinerator blows laser-lit smoke rings.

Published in Features

Thomas Heatherwick will be hosting an evening talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday 11 May and 100 tickets have been reserved exclusively for Icon readers.

Published in News
Monday, 07 June 2010 12:21

Spun chair by Heatherwick Studio

The Spun chair was shown by Magis during the Milan furniture fair, but it started life as a limited edition piece at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London.

Published in News

In a woodland clearing in Aberystwyth in northern Wales, Heatherwick Studio has built eight timber-frame artists bungalows clad in mangled steel as a new addition to the Aberystwyth Art Centre.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:02

Collecting architecture

There is a new breed of client who collects architecture like stamps. In Mongolia, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil, private developers are commissioning big names and hot young practices by the dozen to build huge, diverse developments.

Published in ICON 060 | June 2008
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 12:13

The Piggyback Table

The Piggyback Table by Thomas Heatherwick was nominated for the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year prize before it was even finished – the London museum’s director, Deyan Sudjic, saw it as a prototype last year.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:03

Thomas Heatherwick | icon 050 | August 2007

Thomas Heatherwick has designed a seaside cafe in Littlehampton on the south-east coast of England. "I wanted the building to look like a thing of unknown origin, washed up on the shore," says the British designer of his East Beach Cafe.

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007

The intersection of mundanity, necessity and the sublime is showcased in the Thomas Heatherwick Conran Collection at the Design Museum.

Published in ICON 011 | April 2004

Thomas Heatherwick is playing with a yellow plastic tooth-flossing device. He picked it up at Boots, and he uses it every day. "Flossing is a nightmare of jamming your fingers in your mouth," he says. "Your fingertips go blue. But you only need one hand to use this."

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