10 Most Iconic Industrial Designs

Today, March 5th, is the first annual National Industrial Design Day.

In honor of the new national holiday I’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most iconic industrial designs.

To illustrate just how iconic these designs are I’ve created 10 accompanying line drawings that, even in their simplicity, are still easily identifiable.

Some of these designs are so perfect they don’t even seem like designs.

An alternative design is unimaginable.

Here we go:

 

AK-47

Mikhail Kalashnikov (1948)

ak47  

 

iPod

Jonathon Ives (2001)

ipod

 

Levi’s Jeans

Jacob Davis/Levi Strauss (1873)

levisjpg

 

Coke Bottle

Root Glass Co. (1916)

coke  

 

Oyster Pail

Unknown (1984)

oysterpail

 

 

 

Model 302 Telephone

Henry Dreyfuss (1936)

model302telephone

 

 

T-shirt

U.S. Navy (1898)

tshirt

 

Safety Pin

Walter Hunt (1849)

safetypin2  

 

Weber Grill

George A. Stephen (1956)

webergrill

 

 

Zippo

George G. Blaisdell (1933)

zippojpg

 

 

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