Heatherwick Studio Visits

Nasher Sculpture Center fans play around at Heatherwick Provocations first look

Nasher fans play around at Heatherwick Provocations first look

Ann Philbin, Jeremy Strick Spun Chairs
Ann Philbin, Jeremy Strick  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Lizzie Routman, Dan Routman  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Rick Lowe, Ann Philbin
Rick Lowe, Ann Philbin  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Allen and Kelly Questrom, Heatherwick Studio Patron Opening Photos
Allen Questrom, Kelly Questrom Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Ann Philbin, Thomas Heatherwick, Jeremy Strick, Brooke Hodge
Ann Philbin, Thomas Heatherwick, Jeremy Strick, Brooke Hodge  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Gay and Bill Solomon, Mary Jalonick, Mary Suhm, Heatherwick Patron Party
Mary Jalonick, Gay Solomon, Mary Suhm, Bill Solomon Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
John Dayton, Peter Townsend, Fanchon Hallam, Howard Hallam, Heatherwick Patron Photos for Society
John Dayton, Peter Townsend, Fanchon Hallam, Howard Hallam Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Patsy Donosky, Heatherwick Patron Photos
Patsy Donosky  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Deedie Rose with Jackie Stewart and Peter Stewart
Deedie Rose, Peter Stewart, Jackie Stewart Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Betsy and Rick del Monte
Betsy del Monte, Rick del Monte  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Gayle and Paul Stoffel, Heatherwick Studio Patron Party
Gayle Stoffel, Paul Stoffel  Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger
Nancy Nasher, David Haemisegger Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Veletta and John Lill, Heatherwick Studio Patron Party
Veletta Lill, John Lill Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Ann Philbin, Jeremy Strick Spun Chairs
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Rick Lowe, Ann Philbin
Allen and Kelly Questrom, Heatherwick Studio Patron Opening Photos
Ann Philbin, Thomas Heatherwick, Jeremy Strick, Brooke Hodge
Gay and Bill Solomon, Mary Jalonick, Mary Suhm, Heatherwick Patron Party
John Dayton, Peter Townsend, Fanchon Hallam, Howard Hallam, Heatherwick Patron Photos for Society
Patsy Donosky, Heatherwick Patron Photos
Deedie Rose with Jackie Stewart and Peter Stewart
Betsy and Rick del Monte
Gayle and Paul Stoffel, Heatherwick Studio Patron Party
Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger
Veletta and John Lill, Heatherwick Studio Patron Party

Nasher Sculpture Center director Jeremy Strick partnered with guest curator Brooke Hodge, deputy director at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, to host more than 160 Dallas arts patrons for a dinner and first look at “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.”

Guests — including Veletta and John Lill, Kelly and Allen Questrom, Rick Lowe, Patsy Donosky, and Lizzie and Dan Routman — first dined on poached baby artichokes with confit tomato and Dijon-crusted lamb chops at Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck, but then it was onto a conversation about the art. Hodge and British designer Thomas Heatherwick joined Strick for remarks about this exciting body of work that landed them in Dallas.

“Provocations” is the first time a North American museum has featured works by Heatherwick, who has been called the “Leonardo da Vinci of our times” by esteemed designer Sir Terence Conran. Heatherwick Studio is recognized for its highly inventive approach to design, often combining novel engineering with new materials and innovative technology to create unusual, often sculptural, building forms. The project that first garnered Heatherwick international recognition was the Rolling Bridge near London’s Paddington Station.

The Nasher exhibit explores concepts behind early projects like handbag designs by Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as architectural projects from around the world. It includes prototypes, large-scale models, objects, photographs, and film and video footage for a selection of projects.

“Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” one of our picks for fall’s must-see museum exhibitions, is on display at the Nasher Sculpture Center through January 4, 2015.