THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIFT INTERIORS?

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By Tony Sheridan

Published on: 19-04-2012

Managing Director of Sheridan Lifts

Sheridan Lifts have long since regarded themselves as at the fore-front of the lift industry, with innovative ideas and bespoke lift car interiors, however, we are pleased to announce that we will not be following suit by attaching jaffa cakes to our walls.

It seems like a brilliant idea to life the mood of workers – sticking more than 1,300 Jaffa Cakes to the walls of an office block’s lift. This article originally contained images but these have now expired.

With the average person’s tongue home to billions of bacteria, some will ask if this outlandish stunt really is a good idea.

Food technicians and artists took a month to install the unique walls inside the lift inside the offices of communications firm Engine in Great Portland Street, central London.

A male member of staff gets a chocolately mood boost thanks to the unique elevator experience

McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes said they took inspiration from the glass elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when making the lift.

Whether staff are keen to taste already-licked Jaffa Cakes (assuming they don’t go stale) remains to be seen.

McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes chief Philippa Tilley said: ‘We are all about bringing a bit more fun to life.

‘This was the perfect way to get a little joy straight to stressed-out office workers.’

Addressing the hygiene issue, a Jaffa Cakes spokesman said: ‘The wallpaper consists of Jaffa Cake-flavoured stickers which are removed and replaced once licked.

‘Once a Jaffa Cake flavoured spot is licked the spot is removed by a lift attendant who is in the lift the whole time staff have access. His job is to stop any licking crossover, and potential germ spreading.’

The unique lift feature took food technicians and artists four weeks to install.

 

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