TakingStock - Knowledge is art for AA
For an insight into the canny business sense that makes a Big Five firm a Big Five firm, look no further than last week's return of Andersen's annual design awards to the firm's London HQ.
Under the theme ‘Knowledge is an organisation’s DNA’, some 22 budding Damien Hirsts from Chelsea College of Art and Design spent vast amounts of time and thought on their entries in the hope of winning a #500 cheque from the firm.
As it was, the firm announced it would be sponsoring the event for the next three years and handed out three prizes with two additional #250 awards.
But TS wonders whether the firm should suggest the money is a prize or simply a sale.
After all, Andersens keeps the original pieces and displays them around its London headquarters.