Branding & design

Chong Huang, Tay (13 of 30) Oral History of Wolff Olins.

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  • Recording date

    2002-01-25; 2002-03-12; 2002-04-12; 2002-09-12; 2002-09-16; 2002-10-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Oral History of Wolff Olins

  • Recording locations

    Wolff Olins offices, London

  • Interviewees

    Chong Huang, Tay, 1952- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 13: Tape 7 (F11014) Side A: Continuing talking about working with Wally Olins on the Midland Bank project- Becoming conscious of WO's intense level of involvement in projects at this time- TCH getting negative feedback on design work and how this was handled- Discovering importance of keeping Wally Olins informed- Developing good long term working relationship with him- Describing working with Wally on the Merita project (1989)- Clients liking or loathing Wally's robust style of working- Background to project mentioning the Finns daring in employing a British firm to rebrand them- Project to re-position the Union Bank of Finland- Cultural sophistication of Finland- Initial consultancy project discontinued for strategic reasons but Bank impressed with it- Describes initial project and the presentation of its findings- Company wanting to create a brand for remote banking- Mentioning how incredibly advanced the Finnish banking systems were compared to Europe's generally- Following restructuring creating a new group UNITAS of which the bank would be a part- WO becoming more involved at this stage- Negotiating outcomes with client and Wally when there was a disagreement on direction- Being with Wally out of work hours-

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