The Illinois Institute of Technology polled 100 top designers, architects, and design department heads of manufacturing firms and universities around the world, asked them to list the 100 best-designed products of modern times. The designers' top ten, announced this week:
Olivetti's Lettera 22 typewriter, designed by Marcello Nizzoli in 1948.
Charles Eames's plywood-and-steel side chair, designed in 1944.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 1929 Barcelona chair.
Studebaker's 1953 hardtop coupe, designed by Raymond Loewy.
The Parker "51" fountain pen, designed by the late Marlin Baker and Kenneth Parker, 1932-40.
Lincoln Continental (1939-41), designed by Edsel Ford and...