Marc Newson on Google Glass

Wearable technology is certainly the future, there’s no question about that. Whether or not it’s appropriate to put it in a pair of glasses, I’m not sure. There’s a real risk that you look like a bit of an idiot. What Google have done thus far, I wouldn’t be seen dead wearing. I think it really looks pretty stupid.

It’s a little bit like that wonderful invention called the Segway. It’s such a fantastic piece of technology but you just look like a complete dick when you drive around on it.

So that’s where the bridge to the world of fashion really doesn’t, or didn’t, work. That’s precisely the moment when I think the fashion world laughs at the world of industrial design, justifiably.

Marc Newson, a well known designer is not impressed by Google Glass. Newson is an industrial designed who has designed products for Nike, items for Alessi, clothes for G-Star Raw, cookware for Tefal, Qantas A330 business class suites. Yeah, he is also good friends with Jonny Ive. So there’s that and a few products they collaborated for Bono’s Product Red.  


  1. KimmiC (@KimmiCFlatWorld) says:

    March 31st, 2014 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Hi Om,

    You might find it of interest that an Australian pubic servant wearing Google Glasses was escorted from his workplace by security. He was banned from “any departmental offices and was warned away from entering any other Australian Government offices wearing Google Glass until their case was fully investigated.”

    He has also been requested to “undertake a psychological evaluation to assess whether this is a once-off or a pattern of behaviour, due to the tendency of the individual to bring ‘new and unapproved technologies’ into the office.”

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