News: the design firm that claimed Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron bore "a striking resemblance" to its own work and this week received a financial settlement may never have shown images of its concept to London's Olympic organisers, it has emerged. More »
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News: British designer Thomas Heatherwick has revealed new images of his proposed Garden Bridge across London's River Thames, which is now scheduled for completion in 2017 (+ slideshow). More »
UK designer Thomas Heatherwick has released images of a technology education building under construction at Nanyang Technology University in Singapore. More »
News: New York design studio Atopia has moved to defuse the row over the authorship of the 2012 Olympic cauldron, saying: "we have never accused Thomas Heatherwick of plagiarism". More »
News: Thomas Heatherwick has denied any knowledge of a design presented to the London Olympic committee in 2007 by an American firm, which bears a strong resemblance to his cauldron used at the climax of last summer's Olympic opening ceremony. More »
News: the lighting of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron was conceived as a religious ceremony, designer Thomas Heatherwick has explained. More »
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.
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.
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