With an emphasis on collaborative problem solving and experimentation, Heatherwick Studio’s integrative approach to design practice addresses the relationship between form, context, and making; frequently incorporating new materials and innovative technology in its designs. The firm works in a broad range of scales, from product design and temporary structures to infrastructure and large-scale architectural projects.

On October 8, Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio, will present current work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with Paul Goldberger, writer and contributing editor of Vanity Fair.  Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio is on view at Cooper Hewitt through January 3, 2016.

Following the lecture, Thomas Heatherwick will be signing copies of Thomas Heatherwick: Making. A limited number of books will be on sale in the SHOP Cooper Hewitt pop-up store at Cooper Union.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, The Architectural League of New York, and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

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.