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Steve McGugan

Steve McGugan, the Canadian industrial designer created the Form 2 Headphones for Bang & Olufsen in 1985. Still in production right through the 2000s the dynamic drive units of the headphones gave the user a true and well-defined soundstage, with a good bass, a focused middle and precise highs.

Steve McGugan is an industrial designer and has lived in Denmark since 1982. He was born in Canada in 1960, grew up in the United States and trained by the Art Center College and Design in Pasadena, California. Steve McGugan has worked as in-house designer for Bang & Olufsen and he was design assistant with David Lewis Industrial Design. In 1988, incumbent Steve McGugan had his own design studio in Copenhagen.

More recently he has produced designs for both Danish and international companies, mainly medicine, electronics, telecommunications and consumer products. The tasks are very diverse and appeal to a broad audience but all have in common the requisite of simple style and functionality.

Steve McGugan has received many design awards including The Danish Design, G-prize from Japan, the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award. Several of his products are exhibited in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York including the Form 2 Headphones which were chosen by New York’s Museum of Modern Art for permanent exhibition, in 1991.

Steve McGugan has worked for Georg Jensen, Stelton and Brüel & Kjær.

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