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Design Classics / Iconic Design

Product developments and the work of past and present designers, major design movements influence on what we consider good design

G Roscoe

on 7 February 2013

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Design Classics / Iconic Design What makes a design Classic or iconic? Examples? Dean was inspired by a picture of the gourd-shaped cocoa pod in the Encyclopædia Britannica. He made a rough sketch of the pod and transformed the shape of the pod into a bottle. The bottle design was patented in November 1915. A design that is often widely recognised by customers A design that is often emulated A design that is memorable A design that sets new standards iPod
Rolls Royce cars
OXO cubes
Mini Task Continue with your Jewellery design.

Can you produce a classic / iconic shape? What aspects of designers or design movements / influence could you use in your own work? Usually design that is 'ground breaking'
Design that stands the test of time.
A benchmark for other design. Innovative design The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by October
1957, they had designed
and built the original
prototype, which was
affectionately named
"The Orange Box"
because of its colour. Designed by Alec Issigonis; 1957 Mini Designed by Earl R Dean; 1915 Earl R. Dean's
original 1915
concept drawing
of the contour
Coca-Cola bottle The prototype never made
it to production since its
middle diameter was
larger than its base,
making it unstable on
conveyor belts. Coca-Cola In 1974 Dyson bought a Hoover Junior vacuum cleaner.

The Hoover became clogged quickly and lost suction over time.

Frustrated, James emptied the bag to try to restore the suction but this had no effect.

On opening the bag to investigate, he noticed a layer of dust inside, clogging the fine material mesh and preventing the machine working properly.

The machine only worked well with a fresh bag, it lost suction over time.

He resolved to develop a better vacuum cleaner that worked more efficiently. Dyson Designed by James Dyson; 1984 Apple iMac In 1999, Apple took the world of product design by storm with the iMac, which is now recognised to be one of the most important products at the end of the century. It has redefined the way computers are perceived, coming in a range of fashionable colours and using a sexy aesthetic far removed from previous computer styling.
A detailed approach to every aspect of the product, from materials to the marketing, had made the i-Mac a turning point in accessible design and technology. Designed by Jonathon Ive; 1996 Dr. Martens is a traditional British footwear brand, which also makes a range of accessories – shoe care products, clothing, luggage, etc.

In addition to Dr. Martens, they are known as Doctor Martens, Doc Martens, Docs or DMs.

The footwear is distinct because of its unique air-cushioned sole (dubbed Bouncing Soles) upper shape, welted construction and yellow stitching.

They are one of the most popular and well-known footwear brands in the world, and are iconic to the fashion industry.
Dr Martens Boots Designed by Klaus Marten
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