Architect and interior designer David Walker grew up on the south island of New Zealand, in peaceful harmony with nature and wildlife. His business partner, Stuart Martin, grew up in South London, in uneasy harmony with pollution and street-life.
“We’re quite a Jekyll and Hyde,” admits Walker. But they’re single-minded about their new London practice, Walker + Martin, which aims to “look at everything with a global perspective”.
With this in mind, they asked Studio Myerscough to help create the logo with a rhino background shown here. They will donate a portion of their fees to rhino-related charities until 1997 – then replace it with another endangered species or natural environment.
“Just bunging your names on a letterhead is a complete waste of paper,” snorts Walker.
This could pierce the hide of Henrion, Ludlow & Schmidt, which is launching CultureScan, a product aiming to pin down corporate culture.