Gordon Bruce / USA

Gordon Bruce is the owner of Gordon Bruce Design LLC and has been a design consultant for over 45 years working with many multinational corporations in Europe, Asia and the USA. He has worked on a wide range of products, interiors and vehicles – from aeroplanes to computers to medical equipment to furniture. From 1991 to 1994, Gordon Bruce was a vice president for Art Center College of Design’s Kyoto campus programme and, from 1995 to 1999, he was chairman of product design for the Innovative Design Lab of Samsung (IDS) in Seoul, Korea. In 2003, he was hired by Porsche Design to help open a North American office. He served as head design consultant for Lenovo’s Innovative Design Center in Beijing. He consulted for Bühler in Switzerland and Huawei, China. Gordon Bruce is a visiting professor at several universities and has lectured at Harvard, and most recently for Harvard’s new “Master of Design Engineering” programme. He is an author for Phaidon Press, London, and has written for several international design magazines. His products are included in various permanent design collections at MoMA, the Smithsonian and the Centre Pompidou. His design of a supercomputer for Thinking Machines, in 1984, has recently been the centre of two exhibitions at MoMA. Gordon Bruce recently received the Art Center College of Design’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”.