5 Designs That Defined The Modern World

The world is a beautiful place to live in, nature has designed it so beautifully that we keep wondering the brain behind the natural creations of the world. Right from the charming spirally flowers to majestic curvy mountains; nature has inspired many designers to create product designs that have defined the modern world. Designs for most of our creations have been inspired from the nature right from a piece of clothing to the electronic gadgets in our hand, taking a break from the men’s latest fashion trends and men’s latest fashion we take a look at those inspirational designs that have attracted the masses and have now become the part of our daily lives.

1. Coca-Cola Bottle Design [1915]:

The famous curvaceous figure of the Coca-Cola bottle was often referred as the ‘hobble-skirt’ bottle and ‘Mae West’ bottle is one of the most famed shapes in the world. The iconic contour fluted lines of the Coca-Cola bottle are a design classic and has been celebrated in art, music, and advertising.



2. London Tube Map [1931]:

This was the first diagrammatic representation of London’s rapid transit network that was designed by Harry Beck in 1931. Harry Beck, a London Underground employee worked on this uncommissioned spare-time project to design straight line segments that ran vertically, horizontally, or on 45-degree diagonals marked with tick marks (ordinary stations) and diamonds (interchange stations) that initially looked like electrical circuit diagrams but later became popular and have been used to demonstrate the network ever since.



3. Sputnik Satellite [1951]:

Constructed by the chief constructor of Sputnik 1, Mikhail S. Khomyakov, this was the first artificial Earth satellite that the Soviet Union had launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit that had its flight path that covered the entire inhabited Earth. The success of Sputnik triggered the Space Race and ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments.



4. Sony Walkman [1981]:

The iconic Sony Walkman was devised by Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka. The design of this product leads to the mass trend of ‘playing your own music and listen privately’ that was also a huge selling point particularly amongst the young, who greatly contributed to its success. Walkman today is recognized as one of the most influential pieces of technology that largely became successful by mass advertising and personalized appeal.



5. iPhone [2007]:

This is the latest defining product line in the world that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first-generation iPhone that was released on June 29, 2007, was a “revolutionary” and a “game-changer” for the mobile telephony industry and helped Apple to become one of the world’s most valuable publicly traded companies.