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Movie: Thomas Heatherwick on designing a new bus for London

Movie: Thomas Heatherwick talks to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about redesigning the iconic red double-decker bus for London in this interview filmed by Dezeen at the preview of Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A museum in London.

New Bus for London by  Heatherwick Studio

Above photo is by Iwan Baan

In the movie, Heatherwick describes why a second staircase and third door can help the busses stick to a timetable and reveals the best way to disguise traces of kebab smeared on a seat.

A New Bus for London by Heatherwick Studios

The first of the new buses went into service in February, causing a stir with the return of a hop-on-hop-off platform at the back and bands of glass swooping round two stairwells.

A New Bus for London by Heatherwick Studios

Read more about the design in our earlier story »

A New Bus for London by Heatherwick Studios

The exhibition continues until 30 September - read more details here and watch Heatherwick demonstrate the exhibition guide dispenser inspired by printing presses in our earlier movie here or below.

See all our stories about Thomas Heatherwick »

Photographs are copyright Heatherwick Studio unless otherwise stated.