Commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the GREAT Britain Campaign, New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio is a major new international touring exhibition across East Asia, 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 is the first in Asia to utilise the studio’s extensive archive including 1:1 scale prototypes, models, test pieces, drawings and photographs that give a fascinating insight into the studio's exploration of new ideas, materials, techniques and processes. The show features projects from 20 years of Heatherwick Studio that range in scale from furniture pieces 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 and 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 runs as part of the wider New British Inventors Campaign developed by the GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council to promote a new wave of inventive British designers to a worldwide audience. Launching in June 2015, the New British Inventors campaign will highlight an emerging generation of ambitious UK based designers and makers who are keen to make their mark on the world and transform the future.