Category: Design

  • David Mellor (the designer, not the politician)

    Born in Ecclesall, Sheffield, started off making silverware but saw the potential for stainless steel – designed the first mass produced quality stainless steel cutlery set in the UK. Designed the new standard government cutlery for hospitals, railways etc, then designed UK bus shelters and traffic lights. Made a studio out of derelict Broom Hall,…

  • Uxbridge town hall

    RMJM also did New Zealand House, probably the first modern tower to be built in central London, plus Royal Commonwealth pool and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Tron theatre and Commonwealth games village in Glasgow. One of the biggest architectural firms in the world now. ¬†With Santiago Calatrava, building what is to…

  • Cumbernauld Came across this plan for Cumbernauld while searching for iconic Lanarkshire images. ¬†Sadly, no real photo of Cumbernauld really sells it as a modernist classic.

  • Kenneth Grange

    Knighted, not v well known designer but look at the list: Intercity 125, Anglepoise lamp, Kodak instamatic, Kenwood mixer, London black cab (1996) etc