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Thomas Heatherwick: "The Leonardo da Vinci of our times" (Sir Terence Conran) Anthea Streeter Wednesday 21 February 2018

Thomas Heatherwick, has won many awards and honours: in 2004 he was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry; he won a Gold Medal for his British Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010, and in the same year he was designer of the year in Japan.Sir Terence Conran spotted his talent early on and has described Heatherwick as “the Leonardo da Vinci of our times”. Heatherwick’s work received world-wide coverage in 2012 when with his studio team he designed the Olympic Cauldron at the London Olympics.  The Heatherwick Studio has also designed the new red London bus, the first re-design of such an iconic symbol of London for 50 years.  Heatherwick’s innovative approach is now in demand all over the world, and the lecture will highlight the broad range of his designs.