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New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio opens in Korea

 © RIA HAWTHORN

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28 June 2016
by Ria Hawthorn

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio opened for its sixth showing at D Museum, Seoul on 16th June.

Displayed in the largest space to date, the exhibition has been expanded to include some spectacular new objects; the hugely complex Double Rolling Bridge model, Paternoster Vents and a 1:1 model of the dome of the New Bus for London as well as a special gallery guide installation.

Only the second show at the recently opened D Museum, the exhibition has been designed to take advantage of the beautiful galleries. The tallest objects take centre-stage in an impressive double-height space, surrounded by almost life-size images which create an engaging visitor experience and give a strong sense of pace and impact to the exhibition.

D Museum also commissioned Heatherwick Studio to create a new artistic installation; 'Spun-Hula!' is the new, autonomously moving, version of the studio's renowned Spun chair. These bi-coloured chairs feature unseen mechanisms and light-activated sensors that enable each chair to react and spin in response to subtle changes in their environment.

Thomas Heatherwick’s visit for the press view and opening ceremony on 15 June 2016 drew more than 100 members of the media, a visit by the Korean Minister for Culture as well as many colleagues from the design and architecture community. Kate Goodwin and Thomas Heatherwick each gave a lecture, live-streamed to a global audience, on the curation of the exhbition and Heatherwick Studio's work. 

Next week we will host an Instagram tour of the exhibition, head to British_Design to have a look. 

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio
D Musum, Seoul, Korea 
16 June - 23 October 

For more information visit the Inside Heatherwick Studio site or D Museum.

Category
Exhibition

Location
Korea

Tags
Architecture
Design
Exhibition