by Fabian Peters | 9/15/2017
The Heatherwick Studio has carved out the inside of an old grain silo to create an Expressionist sculpture that doubles up as the new “Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa” in Cape Town.
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Heatherwick Studio exists to make unique design projects happen. Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, it is recognized for its work in:
- urban infrastructure
- product design
- exhibition design
- strategic thinking
The practice operates from a studio and workshop in Kings Cross, London, where a team of thirty-five is led by managing director Nader Mokhtari. This is an environment in which project management and implementation takes place in parallel with model-making, prototyping and experimentation with ideas, materials and manufacturing processes.
Born in London, Thomas Heatherwick trained as a designer at Manchester Metropolitan University and at the Royal College of Art, London. He is a Royal Designer for Industry, a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University.
Heatherwick Studio has the creative involvement of three associate directors: Fred Manson, architect and formerly Director of Environment for London Borough of Southwark; Ron Packman, structural engineer and mentor to the studio since its inception; and Maisie Rowe, landscape architect and associate of the studio since 1998.