Thomas Heatherwick Names his Favourite Makers
Our Technical Director, Jim Tinsley was hugely flattered when earlier this year, he was asked if he would have his portrait taken for a feature in the October issue of WIRED magazine, in which Thomas Heatherwick named his favourite ‘makers’.
In the feature, Heatherwick highlights the collaborative nature of all his work and describes his eight favourite makers in the following way:
“These are people who we work with or want to work with, who have passion, intuition, ingenuity and inspiration in what they do.”
As luck would have it, the base of the Olympic cauldron was still resident outside one of our hangar workshops on the day that photographer Joe McGorty visited Stage One resulting in the above, fantastic image.
The paragraph alongside the photo says:
“Jim from Stage One is hungry for problems to solve, and he’s unexpected in the way that he solves them,” says Heatherwick. Stage One led work on the Olympic cauldron at its workshop in a former air-base in Tockwith, Yorkshire. ”Its a bit like a James Bond workshop – they’ve got the ability to make almost anything you can think of.”