Movie: Thomas Heatherwick on
his studio's Christmas cards

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Movie: Thomas Heatherwick talks about his studio's tradition of sending unusual handmade Christmas cards in this interview filmed by Dezeen at Heatherwick's exhibition at the V&A museum in London.

Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card

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.

Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card

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.

Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card

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.

Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card

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.

Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card

Heatherwick also talks about creating the UK pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 in another of our movies here, and explains his design for a new London bus in our movie here.

Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card

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  • http://www.facebook.com/katymin Katy Hyunjoo Min

    totally playful and impressive

  • Viewer

    Doppelgänger! Thomas and Marcus.