Public Lecture by Thomas Heatherwick ─ New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio Opening Event International Lecture

A Public Lecture by Thomas Heatherwick

March 5, Saturday, 16: 30-18: 30

TFAM auditorium


The talk will be in English; simultaneous translation is available; free admission.

Please reserve in advance via TFAM web.


Live stream of Thomas Heatherwick’s talk through the following web link:

* Live stream is only available during the talk taking place.

In addition, the talk will be broadcasted simultaneously in the hallway outside of the auditorium.



Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, Heatherwick Studio is recognised for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design and strategic thinking. Having designed projects ranging in scope from a limited edition handbag to an urban master plan, Heatherwick Studio refuses to specialize and embraces the continuity of designing across different scales. In this talk, Thomas Heatherwick will present a series of the studio’s past and present projects, with a focus on the working process and the studio’s approach to new briefs.


Thomas Heatherwick 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. Thomas leads the design of all Heatherwick Studio projects, working in collaboration with a team of 170 highly skilled architects, designers, and makers. Thomas’ unusual approach applies artistic thinking to the needs of each project, resulting in some of the most acclaimed designs of our time. Based in London, Heatherwick Studio is currently working in four continents on projects valued at over £2 billion. Following the success of the UK Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, Heatherwick Studio has gone on to win exciting design briefs including the Garden Bridge and the new Google campus in Silicon Valley. 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.