Steve McGugan (b.1962) Canadian Industrial Designer

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Steve McGugan - Canadian Industrial Designer

Medical Technology and Telecommunications

Steve McGugan (b.1962) is a Canadian industrial designer. He was born in Vancouver and professionally active in Copenhagen.

Biography

Since 1982, Steve McGugan has lived in Denmark as an industrial designer. He was born in Canada in 1960, raised in the United States, attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, worked three years as an in-house designer at Bang & Olufsen in Denmark, three years as an assistant designer at David Lewis Industrial Design, and founded his industrial design studio in Copenhagen in 1988.

ReSound One advanced hearing device
ReSound One advanced hearing device

Steve McGugan is a product designer for several Danish and worldwide corporations, specialising in medical, technological, and telecommunications equipment and consumer products. The projects vary in complexity and appeal to a wide range of end-users. Still, they all have a realistic and straightforward design style.

Recognition

Steve McGugan has won multiple design accolades, including the Danish Design Award, Japan’s G Prize, the IF Design Award, and the Red Dot Design Award. Furthermore, some of his products have been approved into the permanent design collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art, and others are on display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.

Zen Lights by Steve McGugan
Zen Lights by Steve McGugan

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Steve McGugan. (n.d.). https://mcgugan-design.com/.

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