Thomas Heatherwick - Design New York Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Haunch of Venison, London, UK

  • Literature

    Thomas Heatherwick: Extrusions, exh. cat., Haunch of Venison, London, 2009, passim for similar examples from the series and the manufacturing process
    Thomas Heartherwick and Maisie Rowe, Thomas Heartherwick: Making, London, 2012, pp. 504-513 for similar examples from the series and for the manufacturing process

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present bench is the third extrusion by Thomas Heatherwick from a single billet of aluminum. Forced through a large die, the aluminum was cut into unique, unrepeatable sections and hand-polished. Waste from “Billet 7” was recycled for future extrusions. Heatherwick conceived his “Extrusion” benches over a twelve-year period dating from his coursework at the Royal College of Art, London. He had intended to create lengthy seating for public spaces such as airports and stations. The process of creating his “Extrusions” implies infinity. As Heatherwick states, he could conceivably produce a work that “reached around the planet to wherever it needed to go.”


"Extrusion" bench

Extruded aluminum.
29 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 22 in. (74 x 134 x 56 cm)
Produced by Heatherwick Studio, UK. Extrusion 3 from billet 7. Underside incised with Thomas Heatherwick/BILLET7 – EXTRUSION 3/JUNE 2012.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $80,000

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New York 11 June 2013 11am