Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

Garden Bridge, London, 2012-. Photography by Arup

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

On view June 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Provocations is the first museum exhibition to introduce the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio to an American audience. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, infrastructure and temporary structures, to large-scale architecture projects around the world.

Highlights of the work on view include:

  • the Learning Hub at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University
  • the 2014 Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke, England
  • the 2012 redesign of London’s double-decker buses, known as the New Routemaster
  • the cauldron for the London 2012 Olympic Games torch
  • architectural models and large-scale renderings for Pier55, a public park and performance space to be constructed in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side

Plan Your Visit

  • Demonstrations of the Rolling Bridge, London, occur on weekdays at 1:30 p.m.* and weekends at 3:00 p.m.  in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Gallery
  • Take a spin in the Spun Chair in the ground floor gallery

*The bridge demonstration on September 8, 2015 will take place at 1:40 p.m.

Explore all of the projects in the exhibition through our online collection interface.

Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, the exhibition is curated by Cooper Hewitt Deputy Director Brooke Hodge.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio is made possible by generous support from Edward and Helen Hintz. Additional funding is provided by the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund and the Ehrenkranz Fund.

Featured Image: Garden Bridge, London, 2012-. Photography by Arup