Competition: five copies of Making
by Thomas Heatherwick to be won

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Making by Thomas Heatherwick

Competition: we've teamed up with Thomas Heatherwick to give away five copies of Making, the new book covering his studio's output to date.

Making by Thomas Heatherwick

Above: photograph of Heatherwick's Routemaster bus is by Iwan Baan

Published by Thames & Hudson, the release of the book coincides with the Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary exhibition that opens at the V&A this week - see our earlier story here.

Making by Thomas Heatherwick

Above: photograph of East Beach Cafe is by Andy Stagg

Over 900 illustrations of more than 140 projects are presented chronologically with explanations by Heatherwick himself.

Making by Thomas Heatherwick

Above: photograph of Pacific Place is by Iwan Baan

Dezeen interviewed Heatherwick at the exhibition preview this week - watch him demonstrate the exhibition guide dispenser inspired by printing presses here or below and watch out for the full interview on Dezeen soon.
Making by Thomas Heatherwick

Above: photograph of Spun Seats for Magis is by Magis

To enter this competition email your name, age, gender, occupation, and delivery address and telephone number to with “Heatherwick” in the subject line. We won’t pass your information on to anyone else.

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Competition closes 19 June 2012. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's some more information from the publishers:

Still just two decades into his career, British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most creative talents for many years. He has produced everything from sculptural chairs, forged by the world's largest aluminium extruder, to a bridge that rolls open and closed, and an exuberant seed bank, 'hairy' with fibre-optic lights.

This is the first book to present an exhaustive survey of his studio's output to date – over 140 projects. Long in development, it has been prepared in close collaboration with Heatherwick himself, offering a highly personal, in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of Heatherwick's creative, design and manufacturing processes.

Projects are organised chronologically and bookended by an introduction setting out the studio's philosophy and a reference section. Each project is fully illustrated and accompanied by a text explaining, in Heatherwick's words, the design question it posed and the creative and practical processes used to address it.

Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary, sponsored by Ernst & Young, will be at the V&A from 31 May–30 September 2012.

Thomas Heatherwick: Making by Thomas Heatherwick is published by Thames & Hudson (RRP £38.00) on 28 May 2012. To order your copy at the special price of £28.00 including UK mainland delivery (overseas costs available on request) please call the distributor, Littlehampton Book Services, on 01903 828503, quoting "TH182". Offer is subject to availability and until 30th September.

Movie: Thomas Heatherwick at the V&A museum


  • wauw, i was searching for this book in dutch stores so hard to find.. Shipping from USA is 250$ :( This architect is so cool