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.
Here are some photos of a scale model of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick, which has now been added to the ongoing exhibition of his work at the V&A museum, plus drawings from the designer. More
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.
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.
Movie: Thomas Heatherwick talks to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about his top-secret design for the cauldron that will hold the London 2012 Olympic flame in this interview filmed at his ongoing exhibition at the V&A museum in London. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More
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. More
Competition: to coincide with the Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary exhibition at the V&A in London, we're giving readers the chance to win a year's membership to the museum plus a copy of the new monogram Thomas Heatherwick: Making. Five runners-up will also receive a pair of tickets to the exhibition. More
Movie: Thomas Heatherwick talks to Dezeen about designing the UK pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010 in this interview filmed by Dezeen at his exhibition at the V&A museum in London. More
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. More
A solo show of work by British designer Thomas Heatherwick opens at the V&A in London this week, featuring prototypes, experiments, material samples and finished works from key projects including UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 and his recent redesign of the double decker London bus. More
Movie: in this movie filmed by Dezeen at today's preview of Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A museum in London, Thomas Heatherwick demonstrates the machine that dispenses guides to the exhibition from huge rolls of paper, inspired by newspaper printing presses. More
Dezeen Wire: New York Times critic Alice Rawsthorn previews the design highs and lows of the coming year, including Thomas Heatherwick's new double-decker bus for London (high) and the logo for the 2012 Olympic games (low) - New York Times