There was a short film about Paul Smith yesterday evening on BBC TV2. The film was timed to co-incide with the big PS retrospective at London’s Design Museum.
Part of the programme was about Smith showing some of his favourite bits and bobs. One of the things he showed was a trainset in a suitcase. The story is that he used this during meetings in Japan…when he’d reached the point when he couldn’t go on; he’d open up the case and watch the trains go around.
The Japanese loved him for this and everything took off. Brilliant.