As the Paralympics open today, remember the Olympic cauldron, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and his studio.
If you do not know about Thomas Heatherwick and you are interested in art, then you should follow these links, book into the V & A exhibition, and look out for his design. Described as the Leonardo da Vinci of his age, he is young and has much more to come. Any image of his work tells it’s own story.
The Heatherwick Studio website will take you to his projects revealing a range of work from handbags to the new Routemaster bus. His studio has designed buildings, boats and bridges. His use of materials is elaborate, varied and without hierarchy. It is the range of material and object which makes the comparison to Leonardo valid.