Smallfry has redesigned Northern Telecom’s Meridian business telephones for the European market. Originally designed for the US and Canada, the Meridian range now has three new models for Europe. Smallfry managing director Steven May-Russell says: ‘Europeans have come to appreciate products with sophisticated and carefully proportioned forms. Hardware design intended for the North American market tends to be too linear and box-like for European tastes.’
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