Archives for category: Iconic Sunday

This weeks iconic design is the Cozy Coupe designed by Jim Mariol, and released to market in 1979. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Juicy Salif was designed in 1990 by Philippe Starck. It is generally considered an icon of industrial design. Whilst the majority are manufactured in cast aluminium there are a few made in more luxurious materials such as gold plating and a rare anthracite coloured version. Read the rest of this entry »

This weeks iconic design is a collaboration between Cedric Gibbons,  George Stanley and Sachin Smith. It is of course the Academy Award Trophy more commonly referred to as the Oscars.

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This weeks iconic design is by British designer George Carwardine. The Anglepoise Light has become one of the most recognisable desk lamps through its styling and function.

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This weeks iconic design is the Coca-Cola bottle. A form that is recognised world-wide and as such has become the trademark of the company. Read the rest of this entry »

The Panton Chair has become one of the most iconic chairs of the 20th century. It’s not just the form that has led to this though, the chair was also one of the first to use polymers and was created in a single piece. 

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The Walkman has led the way into all modern personal music player. Designed in 1979, it was the ideation of Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka. He approach Norio Ohga, then Executive Deputy President, to design a playback-only stereo version, optimized for use with headphones. This became the first personal cassette player!

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The red phone box is symbolistic of the UK and is greatly intertwined with its history and image. The most representative form of this product is the K6 phone box designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935. Read the rest of this entry »

Every Sunday we shall take a look back at a design which has become iconic. This week is Gerrit Rietveld’s Red, Blue chair. A design which is iconic of the Dutch design movement called De Stijl.

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