The London based Heatherwick Studio epitomises the spirit of invention of a new wave of British designers. Featuring drawings, models, films and test pieces generated by speculative and built projects from the past 20 years, the exhibition is a window into the studio who have become renowned for projects such as the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. It offers unique insights into the ideas and experiments that go into realising projects that span architecture and engineering, as well as furniture, sculpture and product design. Curated by Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, and designed by Heatherwick Studio, the exhibition captures the studio’s spirit of discovery, demonstrating their imaginative and entrepreneurial approach to design.
Date: 11 March – 12 April 2015
Venue: Atrium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Time: 9 am – 9 pm Daily
Organisers: The British Council in collaboration with the GREAT Britain Campaign.
Supported By: DesignSingapore Council
The exhibition is part of the GREAT British Week and is a partner event of the Singapore Design Week.
The exhibition view of “Koki Tanaka: Possibilities for being together. Their praxis.” at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan, 2016
documented and edited by ARTISTS’ GUILD.
courtesy of Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito
Participants: Ayaka Kurumada, Emi Shuto, Hiroko Takii, Han Tong-hyon, Yoshihito Tsujimura, Junko Odagi
Facilitators:, Daisuke Awata, Ai Kano, Yoshiko Kasahara, Andrew Maerkle
Director of Photography: Hikaru Fujii (ARTISTS’ GUILD)
Sound and Sound Editor: Ryota Fujiguchi
Camera Operator: Shinya Aoyama
Boom Operator: Tomoya Takashima
Curation, Filming Coordination: Yuu Takehisa (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Coordination Assistants: Eri Koizumi, Mizuki Usui (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Assistant to filming coordination: Hitomi Ito
Assistant to filming: Aya Miyazaki
Logistics: Takashi Hirokawa, Yohei Terakado, Daizo Fukushima, Yasuo Kawamata (Art Tower Mito)
Prop: Toshihiko Arimoto (HIGURE 17-15 cas contemporary art studio)
English Subtitles: Dean Shimauchi Translations, Naoko Hamaoka, Masahiro Ochi
Production Cooperation: Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou)
Filming Equipment Support: ARTISTS’ GUILD
Reading Workshop Text: Shigeru Matsui Toki no koe (The Voice of Time)
Special Thanks: Aoyama|Meguro (Tokyo), Shigeru Matsui
This project was realized for the occasion of the exhibition “Koki Tanaka: Possibilities for being together. Their praxis.” at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan, 2016.