Apple says it isn't working on any projects with Phillippe Starck

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  • lightknightlightknight Posts: 2,262member
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    Originally Posted by orthorim View Post


    Sony was like that.



    Maybe Sony will come back, there still are amazing designers in Japan (and other places where Sony could hire...)

    It could be great to have some competition for the WOW-factor and quality that Apple has made us used to...
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,542member
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    Spoken like a true stereotypical arrogant American. Clearly you've never been to France or are very poorly cultured.



    I suspect he will be leaving his parents basement in a few years, I'm sure his attitude will improve after that.
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,542member
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    Originally Posted by softeky View Post


    At least his clock is accurate twice a day. Mines always a few seconds off.



    Plus it is accurate every second of the day ... Somewhere on the planet!
  • tontontonton Posts: 14,064member
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    You do realize the Louvre Pyramid was designed by I.M. Pei who is Chinese American - not French.



    I.M. Pei is form over function. He also designed the iconic Bank of China tower here in Hong Kong. It is so poorly constructed that the floors and ceilings are up to four inches uneven across a single floor.



    Maybe not form over function, but he has shown a terrible ability to coordinate with project planners with regard to construction and construction techniques.
  • junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    That drive he designed for Lacie is utterly tasteless. "BY STARCK" garishly stamped on the side of it? Whatever.



    I will say that Ive's designs are getting a bit long in the tooth, but that's most likely the fault of management, not Ives.
  • anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 17,187member
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    Originally Posted by Junkyard Dawg View Post


    I will say that Ive's designs are getting a bit long in the tooth.....



    Really? Which ones? Why?



    The market seems to disagree vehemently with you. Of course, the market is not populated by design elites.....



    /reverence
  • suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,115member
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    Originally Posted by Doctor David View Post


    The people who designed the UX that often results in people not setting the clock should die in a fire.



    <blink>12:00AM</blink>

    LOL. It's usually buried 5 menu levels down. Thanks, Sony.
  • suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,115member
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    Originally Posted by Junkyard Dawg View Post


    I will say that Ive's designs are getting a bit long in the tooth, but that's most likely the fault of management, not Ives.



    Don't mistake timeless design for long in the tooth.
  • welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,323member
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    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    I.M. Pei is form over function. He also designed the iconic Bank of China tower here in Hong Kong. It is so poorly constructed that the floors and ceilings are up to four inches uneven across a single floor.



    Maybe not form over function, but he has shown a terrible ability to coordinate with project planners with regard to construction and construction techniques.



    When you hire a hero architect like Pei, you expect there will be conflicts. Architects like Pei are very confident of their designs (right or wrong) and will defend them. During the design and construction of the Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas there were legendary battles between Pei and acoustician Russell Johnson. All of which dealt with form over function. I find the building beautiful and the acoustics downright astonishing. A balance was found. And if I remember correctly neither Pei or Johnson were happy.



    Problems like you mention at the Bank of China Tower have little to do with architecture and more with building engineering/construction. Unless Pei's firm provided engineering services - then it's all on them.
  • groakesgroakes Posts: 53member
    Now if it were Marc Newson, THAT would be somoene to get excited over...
  • welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,323member
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    Now if it were Marc Newson, THAT would be somoene to get excited over...



    Been thinking that same thing. And he is buds with Ive apparently.
  • dpellerindpellerin Posts: 4member
    Whatever he's designing, it's sure to have a giant orange + sign on it.
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