Tottenham Court Road designer fail – in pictures

Tottenham Court Road designer fail - in pictures

Architectural designer to client: “Hey, see that clearly visible metal railing that marks the ramp into your  shop entrance. You know, the one that sticks out into the really busy pedestrian thoroughfare?”

Tottenham Court Road designer fail - in pictures

Client: “Why yes, I do know it. It is a bit old school and boring isn’t it?”

Designer: ” Exactly. Let’s make it modern and exciting and clad it in vibrant expensive toughened GLASS. And let’s get rid of that metal bit at the end. So dull!”

Client: “Yes! Yes! Glass is the future! Please get right on it and prepare a suitably large invoice for your vision.”

Tottenham Court Road designer fail - in pictures

Several weeks later…

Client: “There’s a problem. Because it’s glass people keep walking up the ramp by mistake or walking straight into the end bit because it’s not easy to see. They’re hurting themselves too.”

Designer: “No problem. That’s easily fixed… (pulls out roll of cheap hazard tape and gets busy)…”

Tottenham Court Road designer fail - in pictures

Designer: “There. Done. I’ll invoice you for the work later.”

4 Comments on “Tottenham Court Road designer fail – in pictures”

  1. Brilliant point – well made. Handy you had a ‘before’ photo – you might invoice the invoicer. I have double vision. Even with corrective lenses this is the sort of dopey object I’d smash into.

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