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what are your industrial design favorites?

Dialectic

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This thread just nuked the fridge.
 

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A 3 wheeler BMW with the door in front ?

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Ahh yes. The Isetta. Forever in my mind as Sam Lowry’s transportation in Terry Gilliam’s wonderfully bizarre film “Brazil.” A personal favorite.
That whole movie is chock full of interesting examples of “Industrial Design”...as might be created by a committee of ludicrously inept Rube Goldbergs...;)
I think they left the Isetta stock.
 

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The 3 wheeled ones would probably count as motorcycles in most states, so no worries. :cool:

So yeah...Another “donorcycle” then. Not proselytizing, just seems whenever I get on anything with two wheels, bad things happen. Three? Not so sure. It’s been quite a while since I pedaled a three wheeler....:rolleyes:
BTW...The above is positively badass.
 

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Back on target with Industrial Design. I believe the Rotel 10 series qualifies. I know there’s definitely an either you love it or think it’s the ugliest thing ever conceived by man...but I like the fins, and love the amp. Also own a 1075 that just sits on the floor doing nothing for the last god knows how many years since I purchased the 1095 “pre loved.” Maybe someday I’ll up my multichannel game.
 

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I think this is worth being a industrial design favourite. A simple Estwing 21 oz hammer. :D
I have one of those, it's 47 years old and still going strong -- I got it when I started my Geology studies. It was standard issue for all aspiring geologists, together with a professional oil-suspension compass, which I believe also qualifies as a nice example of industrial design. I still have it, and it's still fully functional.
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I had a bunch of Cyrus components at one point, I thought they looked great on their dedicated rack:

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However, in retrospect, I think the sound quality was fairly mediocre for the price and you could/can get much more for your money elsewhere.
 

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I could probably flood this thread with watches, but these two always stood out to me:

Montblanc Timewalker GMT:



Panerai Radiomir:




Also Omega Speedmaster/Seamaster, Rado Captain Cook/HyperChrome, Ball Trainmaster, Cartier Pasha...
 
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