Studio: Weatherhead & Stitt
‘Located in Bridge Road, Richmond, near the river, the Factory was at once a retail outlet, an entertainment centre for kids, and the Weatherhead & Stitt studio. The concept grew out of working with Bill and Lorna Hannan, two educationalists who convinced Cheshires to publish a revolutionary package of English teaching materials that finished up looking more like a big box of toys and games.
Fired with the idea of doing more and more of these amazing objects, they decided to go full pelt into it. People still talk about the Jigsaw Factory with disbelief. Alex and Bruce took nearly two years working with the Hannans and other contributors to design the hundred or so products sold there’.
Max Robinson, AGDA Hall of Fame