British Designer and Founder of Heatherwick Studio
Design in 2021
Thomas will discuss recent and upcoming projects and design inspirations, expanding on the major issues his Studio is thinking about in 2021.
Thomas is a British designer whose prolific and varied work over two decades is characterised by its ingenuity, inventiveness and originality.
Defying the conventional classification of design disciplines, Thomas founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring the practices of design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace.
Based in London, Heatherwick Studio is currently working on approximately 30 projects in ten countries. The studio has recently completed a new public centrepiece for Hudson Yards in New York; the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, the first museum of its kind on the continent; and Coal Drops Yard, a major new retail district in King’s Cross, London.
Thomas has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a Royal Academician and in 2004 became the youngest Royal Designer for Industry. Thomas was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2007.