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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Design: Finding the Industrial Design Sweet Spot

The Los Angeles Times has an interesting piece today on designer Henry Keck, who's firm designed the iconic Dripcut-Starline sugar dispenser in 1955. Keck says, "Our client was able to retire on the profits from that one thing." The article lays out the methodical way in which Keck and his team assessed the shortcomings of existing dispensers, many of whuich had to do with edges that caused sugar and grime to collect. The end result is instantly pleasing and recognizable.

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