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New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio Fabian Ong

Fabian Ong

Commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the GREAT Britain Campaign, New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio is a major international touring exhibition, focusing on the unique projects of the London-based practice.

Curated by Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the exhibition draws from Heatherwick Studio's extensive archive of 1:1 scale prototypes, models, test pieces, drawings and photographs, to give a fascinating insight into the studio's exploration of new ideas, materials, techniques and processes. The show features projects from 20 years of the studio's work, ranging in scale from furniture to buildings and parks, that represent significant urban interventions. Among the highlights are projects that have captured the popular imagination, including some of the UK's most original, memorable and iconic endeavours, such as the UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the New Bus for London and the Olympic Games cauldron.

The exhibition leads the wider New British Inventors programme, developed by the GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council to promote a new wave of inventive British designers to a worldwide audience. Launched in June 2015, the New British Inventors campaign highlights an emerging generation of ambitious UK-based designers and makers who are keen to make their mark on the world and transform the future. 

Past exhibitions:

National Design Centre, Singapore, 11 March – 10 April 2015

CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 4 – 21 June 2015

Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 9 July – 8 August 2015

PMQ, Hong Kong, 5 – 23 September 2015

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 5 March – 15 May 2016

D Museum, Seoul, 16 June – 23 October 2016 

Click here to find out more and explore the online exhibition.

Location
East Asia

28 June 2016

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio opens in Korea

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio opens in Korea © D MUSEUM

© D MUSEUM

11 March 2016

Behind the Scenes: Inside Heatherwick Studio in Taiwan

Behind the Scenes: Inside Heatherwick Studio in Taiwan PHOTO: Oscar Liu, © British Council Taiwan,

PHOTO: Oscar Liu, © British Council Taiwan,

3 March 2016

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio in Taiwan

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio in Taiwan  Public Lecture by Thomas Heatherwick on 5 September 2015, Hong Kong © Cheung Chi Wai and British Council

Public Lecture by Thomas Heatherwick on 5 September 2015, Hong Kong © Cheung Chi Wai and British Council

2 August 2015

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio in Shanghai

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio in Shanghai © British Council

© British Council

6 March 2015

New Exhibition: Inside Heatherwick Studio

New Exhibition: Inside Heatherwick Studio New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio © Fabian Ong

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio © Fabian Ong

11 May 2014

Thomas Heatherwick Exhibition

Thomas Heatherwick Exhibition © Arup

© Arup