As seen in James Bond “You only live twice”
Designed by Gerald Abramovitz in 1961/3
Best & Lloyd took in architects and industrial designers on sabbaticals in a tradition that went back to supporting East European talent fleeing European pre and post war turmoil.
In exchange for financial support, and full use of the drawing office and engineering departments to produce designs that interested them, Best & Lloyd could manufacture and sell anything designed under licence.
One of the most striking product to come out of this was the Cantilever Mark II by architect Gerald Abramovitz. Designed between 1961 & 1963, it won the coveted Design Council award in 1966.
It is in the permanent collection of MoMa in New York.