Heatherwick Studio

Established in 1994, Heatherwick Studio’s business operates from a studio and workshop in Kings Cross, London and is renowned for its creative and innovative use of engineering principles and materials.

The Challenge

Heatherwick Studio decided to deploy PLM in order to help expand the business through improved design performance. The requirements were for a single software product that could support mechanical and product design as well as providing a data management solution.

Dassault Systèmes Response

One of the reasons for selecting CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam to support the PLM infrastructure was that the products, developed by Dassault Systèmes, support a wide range of engineering disciplines. “It was important that we selected a software solution that could support the long-term growth of the business within a single product suite without the need to add additional tools at a later date,” says Nader Mokhtari, Managing Director of Heatherwick Studio.


The company wanted to increase efficiency and knowledge capture was seen as a mechanism to reduce the amount of time spent on repetitive design tasks. This ensured that more time could be spent by designers on the creative aspects of the projects.