April 22nd, 2011
In Styleture’s “Sultan’s of Style” series, we profile game-changing artists who have pioneered their way into the history books of design.
Robert Brunner, born in 1948 in the U.S., is an accomplished industrial designer who has produced groundbreaking works for high-profile clients. When he’s not hanging out with Lady Gaga or Dr. Dre, Brunner is off in his own world creating leading-edge products; most notably, he provided design and direction for Apple Computer in the early 1990’s, coming up with the look for the PowerBook. Today, Brunner leads the design team at Ammunition LLC, responsible for a plethora of notable designer products: Beats by Dr. Dre is a new line of high-performance headphones developed in partnership with hip-hop artist and producer Dr. Dre; the Element Grill by Fuego is an affordable, gas-powered grill that extends the design language of the Fuego product line into a more mainstream product family; and the Arc Collection by Zephyr is a line of high-performance, design-forward range hoods that deliver compact power and sophistication to the kitchen.
Beats by Dr. Dre headphones
Zephyr Arc Collection range hood
Element Grill by Fuego
Such products are proof that Brunner is not only a gifted designer, but an icon of modern style. His eye-catching designs are welcome on the pages of Styleture any time.
October 14th, 2010
The iBath anyone? Here is a bathroom that both Mac and PC fans can throw their support behind. It’s the mylife bathroom collection from LAUFEN, the well-known Swiss manufacturer of modern bathroom culture. For the design of this collection LAUFEN sought out the services of renowned industrial designer and inventor Hartmut Esslinger. Esslinger and his firm, frog design, are best known for their work in developing the design for the Apple Macintosh™ computer.
Esslinger’s innovative computer designs for Apple in its early days deserve much of the credit for transforming the company into a global brand and setting a design standard that the entire computer industry would seek to emulate. Esslinger and his team have sought to bring that same level of revolutionary product design to the bathroom with the mylife series.
Hints of the Apple design aesthetic can be seen throughout the entire bathroom collection. Mylife is cleverly simplistic with its contrasting angular and round design elements. The collection features rectangular washbasins, symmetrical bathtubs and slim, straight back toilets; giving it an unobtrusive and appealing minimalistic aesthetic. With the mylife series, LAUFEN and Esslinger have combined to create a clean and slim bathroom design that any Apple fanboy could appreciate.
Take a look at some photos of the bathroom collection.
mylife Freestanding WC Combination and Bidet
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