Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary
On May, 29th the exhibition “”Designing the Extraordinary”” (until September, 30th 2012), was opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This exhibition is the first major retrospective on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, one of the most important British architects nowadays, who was described by the magazine Style, distributed as enclosure of the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera (in an interview to him appeared in the June issue) as “”the leader of the junior archistars, one of the most famous shape creators of present time, whose London studio combines architecture, industrial design, handicraft and art””.
Spun, the spinning chair designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis is one of the protagonists of this exhibition.
Spun displays Heatherwick’s flair for challenging rules, producing a startling twist on conventional furniture design: a functional chair formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees, which plays with the notion of a static piece of sculpture becoming a playful piece of design.