Design Icons of the 20th & 21st Centuries


johnriley

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 20:17
Thinking in terms of making a collection of photos of such items, so far I've come up with:
1. The Pentax Spotmatic
2. The Leica IIIg
3. The Coca Cola bottle
4. The iPhone
5. The Kodak film box
6. The original Mini
7. The mini-skirt
8. The Chelsea Boot
9. Microsoft Windows
10. The Police Telephone Box

Any others?
Best regards, John

Mannesty

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:15
Cat's eyes (1933).
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Mannesty

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:16
Concorde
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mowog

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:16
Ooh!. Excellent!

The London Underground Tube map.
Zippo lighter.
Adidas Samba trainers... The Grandaddy of them all!
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Mowog.

Mannesty

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:16
The Land Rover
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Mannesty

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:17
All parts of the Apollo space programme
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matwhittington

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:22
There's a series on BBC currently (friday evenings) called the Genius of Design and they often single out specific design icons - I think the series covers from the start of the 20th century to present day. I have been enjoying it in any case. Off the top of my head they have included...

Motorway signage
The S-chair
The tupperware box
The model T Ford
The De Haviland Mosquito
The Sony Walkman (the original one from 1979)

My memory is drying up now... but others here may have seen it or there is probably an accompanying book... might be worth a sly browse in Waterstones if you get the chance

Regards
Mat W

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doingthebobs

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:23
Sorry to be negative but I don't think Microsoft Windows could be as it wasn't ever very original.

How about the Hawker Harrier?
Bob

Mannesty

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:23
Dyson products
The wheelie bin
That classic hifi amp who's name I've forgotten

Got it . . . Quad
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 28/05/2010 - 21:25

mowog

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:24
Tomato shaped ketchup bottle, you used to see in Wimpy Bars.
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doingthebobs

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:25
How about the plastic cable tie?
Bob

matwhittington

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:27
the Biro
Aviator sunglasses...
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jackitec

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:28
The JukeBox, there could be no end to this thread,

Jack.

matwhittington

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:29
...it looks as if the Genius of Design series (four episodes so far) is on the BBC iPlayer - might be worth a look...

Regards
Mat W

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Mannesty

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 21:30
The HMV gramophone, superseded by
The Dansette record player, superseded by
The compact cassette player, superseded by
The Compact disc player, superseded by
The Digital Video Disc player, now superseded by
The BluRay disc player.

Whatever next ? ? ?
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 28/05/2010 - 21:35
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