Thomas Heatherwick

Founder, Heatherwick Studio

Over the past two decades, British designer Thomas Heatherwick has established his London-based design studio as one of the most wide-ranging and imaginative in the world, creating everything from handbags to corporate headquarters, buses to sculptures. An alumnus of the Royal College of Art, he was mentored by Terence Conran. Retrospectives of Heatherwick's work have been mounted at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and in 2013, Queen Elizabeth named him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to British design.