SEBASTIAN CONRAN ON DESIGN CLASSICS

February 27, 2015 / OLD news posts
Sebastian Conran

A true classic is original, inspirational, aspirational, influential and innovative; has a compelling aesthetic personality; performs better than everything that has gone before and influences everything that comes after. My personal favourites include Henry Ford’s 1908 “Model T” motorcar (1), which has influenced every mass-produced car and consumer product since its launch, and Walter Zapp’s 1936 Minox subminiature camera, a miracle of mechanical engineering (2).’

Sebastian Conran, director of Sebastian Conran Associates (sebastianconran.com; @sebbconran)

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