A great character, who will be sorely missed

Many of your readers will have fond memories of Marcello Minale. His tragic death has robbed the design industry of one of its most original characters.

I’ll never forget Marcello’s tales of his strenuous yet often hilarious attempts to create new international markets for Minale Tattersfield. When, for instance, the velvet revolution in the Czech Republic coincided with the UK design recession in the 1990s, Marcello opened a Czech office. It all went belly up, but not before he’d done some work for a Czech radar systems manufacturer.

The client had no money, so offered a giant radar instead. Marcello replied: “Design may be ultra competitive, but we don’t yet need radar on the studio roof.”

Jeremy Myerson

c/o Royal College of Art

j.myerson@rca.ac.uk

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