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David Mellor was a designer - not simply a cutlery designer - and you may have made use of any one of these designs on show, or have been affected by them, e.g., the traffic lights, the bollards, the post box and the bus stop.  These are on display outside the shop.

 

MellorDesigns.jpg

 

David Mellor was a designer - not simply a cutlery designer - and you may have made use of any one of these designs on show, or have been affected by them, e.g., the traffic lights, the bollards, the post box and the bus stop.  These are on display outside the shop.

 

comments (8)

I have just been catching up on this series. We seldom think about who designed many of the everyday things like this
Tom Wilson: Indeed, I guess we imagine that they just happen smile These are opposite the design museum on the site.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Apr 2016, 06:36
Those bollards are gawd-awful, Tom...this bloke has a lot to answer for...
Tom Wilson: You don't like 'em, Ray - poor, inoffensive things smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2016, 06:53
A man who left his mark on our townscapes then Tom
Tom Wilson: He did, indeed, Chris.
I have always thought that these things were designed by a machine Tom...
Tom Wilson: There you go, Richard - another belief demolished!
I am happy with the traffic lights.
Tom Wilson: Pretty well anything he designed was eminently usable , Mary smile
I wonder if he's on a royalty for every single one produced.
Tom Wilson: I would guess so, Brian - unless he did them for a one-off fee.
Les feux sont bizarrement placés.
Tom Wilson: Il est seulement un exhibition, Martine.
A man who designed the ordinary, too...

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