Absolutely beautiful design, although I can’t even begin to imagine how expensive this camera will be.
Designed in collaboration with Volkswagen Group’s Walter de’Silva, the Leica M9 Titanium($TBA) is an exclusive special edition of an already exclusive camera. All the visible metal elements of the camera body are made from hard-coated solid titanium, which is complemented by leather trim taken right out of an Audi interior. Other features include an 18 megapixel sensor, compatibility with Leica’s M-series lenses, an included Leica SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 lens, and the joy/guilt that comes from being one of only 500 owners in the world.
Yesterday Bobby Solomon of Kitsune Noir pointed out several references supporting the Dieter Rams design inspiration for the 4G iPhone design. Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer that helped shape Functionalist style of consumer electronics for Braun and other electronics companies during the 1960’s. The key principal of the Functionalist school of design is that the design should be created based on the purpose of the product or architecture.
Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase “Weniger, aber besser” which freely translates as “Less, but better.”
For quite some time now it has been said that Apple’s industrial designer Jonathan Ive has been influenced by Rams’ design, and in the case of the 4G iPhone this is quite apparent.
A superb watch in the shape of a simple bracelet, design by creative Hironao Tsuboi and developed by the Japanese studio 100%.