In the movie Heatherwick explains how making Christmas cards as a child led him to introduce the practice at his studio as a way of saying thank you to the people who had helped them throughout the year.
The cards range from minimalist constructions based on just a stamp to more complicated feats of engineering made with the help of local Post Office workers.
The museum's curators have accompanied Heatherwick's creations with an example of the world's first printed Christmas card, published in 1843 by Henry Cole, first director of the V&A Museum.
Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary continues at the V&A until 30 September. Watch Heatherwick demonstrate the exhibition guide dispenser inspired by printing presses in our earlier movie here.
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