Monday, July 29, 2019

Milton Glaser's Grand Union

Many designers know that Milton Glaser designed the Grand Union super store logo and the famous pear sculpture in front of them (1975). But not many know that he also designed thousands of packaging for Grand Union over 20 years. Even less designers know that he actually designed super markets, some of them being more than 100,000 sq. ft. He revolutionized the interior design of supermarkets and the consumer experience.

A few years ago he threw away one half of a broken and beat up architectural model of a Grand Union. The other half disappeared many years before that.I took it out of the garbage, along with all the parts I was able to find. 

Finally, I finished the ''restoration'' this weekend. So here it is together with the pear in the front! 

To help you understand the model better, the entrance is on the ground level and the market itself is below ground. 

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