What are the 12 best designs from the last 100 years? The question is impossible to answer. That doesn't mean people and publications won't try, however. As part of World Industrial Design Day, Monique Rivalland of CNN asked some of the world's greatest designers and asked them to name what they felt were the most iconic industrial designs of the last century. Apple landed on the list, and not once but twice. First for the original Mac:
"When Apple Mac said hello to the world in 1984 it turned the computing industry on its head," says Dick Powell, co-founder of design agency SeymourPowell. "It seamlessly combined outstanding software and hardware into an experience. Other than the Jobs-less years it spent in the innovation wilderness, it's still doing it."
Second for the original iPod:
The iPod, the product so iconic it defined a generation. Nick Rhodes, head of the Industrial Design MA at the University of London, nominated the mp3 player because "it so clearly demonstrates the benefits of collaborative efforts." "This is no longer the province of a single 'hero' designer," he says "but rather the unified work of many practitioners."
Check out the other 10 designs and let me know, did Apple deserve two of the top spots, and was anything else missing from the list that ought to have been there?
Source: CNN, thanks: Anthony