Thomas Heatherwick, known from his extruded benches has been awarded the London Design Medal 2010 at the occasion of London Design Festival 2010. It’s
given to a designer who has made a significant contribution to design and London having achieved international acclaim for their work. This year, Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded the Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design.
The bench was a contender for the 2010 Brit Insurance Award as well.