Harrods describes its new escalator, due to be unveiled this May, as a “stairway to heaven”. Incorporating “immense stone columns, ornate bronzed balustrades, sphinx heads, polished granite floors and a ceiling depicting the night sky”, it has cost nearly 20m. All to take customers one step beyond the limits of good taste, judging from the description.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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