Design Legend Richard Sapper Has Died at 83
on 05 January 2016
Legendary industrial designer Richard Sapper has died at the age of 83. Throughout his nearly 60 year long career, the German-born, Italy-based designer worked to create products that not only looked beautiful, but functioned with purpose—including the foldable Zoombike, the harmonic 9091 whistling kettle for Alessi and, most notably, the ThinkPad range of laptops for IBM. In a previous interview, Sapper revealed to Dezeen his one regret: turning down an offer from Steve Jobs to work at Apple—a position Jonathan Ive now holds.