Work of friction

The making of Thomas Heatherwick’s Friction Cover for our 20th anniversary issue

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To mark Wallpaper’s landmark 20th anniversary issue, we asked game-changing polymath du jourThomas Heatherwick to help us celebrate. The result? His Friction Cover – a gloriously simplistic paperwork that, in just five cuts (and a little tearing, sticking and studding) sums up Heatherwick’s intuitive and joyous approach to design.

It’s straightforward stuff, but in case you’re in need of a bit of a visual guidance in putting your ‘Friction Cover’ together, we’ve come up with the above video – a brief making-of to help you slide through the first 20 years of Wallpaper*.

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