The Big Interview
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14 June 2015
Photo: Jason Alden
Boundary-breaking British designer Thomas Heatherwick speaks to Monocle’s Andrew Tuck about building a business, revamping the great London bus and the inspiration to place people – and plants – at the heart of the River Thames.
14 June 2015
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