Thu 19 Jul 2012
I love when two or more of my interests collide in the perfect application of something truly awesome. As an unabashed Anglophile and lover of modern design, I have to say that I adore the new design of the iconic red London double-decker bus by the elite design firm Heatherwick Studio.
About A New Bus for London by Heatherwick Studio: “In January 2010, Heatherwick Studio joined the team leading the design of a New Bus for London. The project marks the first time in more than 50 years that TFL has commissioned and overseen the development of a bus built specifically for the capital. Working alongside specialist bus manufacturer, Wrightbus, the external design has been developed to reflect the functional requirements of the vehicle. A long asymmetric front window provides the driver with clear kerbside views, while a wrapped glazing panel reflects passenger circulation – bringing more daylight into the bus and offering views out over London.”
This New Bus for London is a great example of how function and design can come together for something that is just perfect. I am told there are a couple already on he streets with a few more to be released to coincide with the London Olympics later this month. I can’t wait to see these babies on my next trip to London.
By the way, Heatherwick Studio (which “exists to make extraordinary projects happen“) was established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, and is known for great design projects large and small. I am just a fan.