Tag: Thomas Heatherwick

"Flames of fame for Olympic cauldron designer" - The Independent


Dezeen Wire:
London 2012 Olympic cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick has revealed that he has been inundated with messages of support from people "moved by his spectacular creation". Speaking to the Independent, Heatherwick also says he ignored advice to avoid having moving parts in the cauldron, which features around 1,000 moving components. " "It's probably more complex than a Swiss watch," Heatherwick says - read the article in the Independent.

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Controversy over London 2012
Olympic Cauldron

Controversy over London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

Dezeen Wire: after a spectacular unveiling on Friday, the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick is proving controversial. Detractors complain that it's hidden out of sight for most visitors to the Olympic Park, only on show for those with tickets to events inside the main stadium, and last night the Cauldron had to be extinguished while it was moved aside to make way for sporting events.

Read more about the Cauldron's design in our earlier story here and see all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here.

Featured designer: Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick's design for the Olympic Cauldron stole the show at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony on Friday night. Here's a round-up of all our stories about Heatherwick; highlights include our video interviews with him about the cauldron, about his "hairy" UK pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010; and the new London double-decker bus.

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