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  • 11-09-2011 9:34 AM

    • Zoe
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    Designer David Lewis has passed away

    It is with great sadness that we have learned that Bang & Olufsen designer David Lewis died last night.  His persistance, eye for even the smallest detail will be duely missed - an era is over:-(

  • 11-09-2011 10:36 AM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Very, very sad news.

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  • 11-09-2011 10:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Surprise

    He designed many of my least favourite B&O pieces - but equally many of the absolute highlights. It's a remarkable life's work to leave behind.

    Wonder if we will ever see another head designer with such a long time commitment and a grasp of the whole process as Jensen and Lewis... or will B&O consign individual projects to different designers - or have the work done more anonymously by design offices?

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  • 11-09-2011 10:46 AM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Source???

    May his soul come to peace in his Beolounge... He was a very good designer, and with almost the same pedigree as Jacob Jensen and engineer Subir Pramanik...

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  • 11-09-2011 11:05 AM In reply to

    • moxxey
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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Sad times indeed. Thoughts are with his family.

    Sign of a good designer that he was still creating modern products up until very recently. He was involved with the BV10, BL11!

  • 11-09-2011 11:28 AM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    RIP Davi Lewis, Some of my most favourite Bang and Olufsen Products were desidned by him.

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  • 11-09-2011 11:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Very sad to hear, condolances to the family.

    Olly.

  • 11-09-2011 11:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    R--I--P

    It's a very sad news.

    I had the opportunity to meet him a few times and have had some good times with him chatting about design but different things too (life, love, passion, politics, food...etc).

    He was a very gentle and clever person.

    I will keep the catalogues he signed for me very preciously.

    I loved his work and unfortunatly there won't be anymore B&O stuffs designed by him...

    Hope his designing studio will go on working with B&O with the same vision, credo and energy as when he was still alive.

     

     

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  • 11-09-2011 11:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    RIP Mr. Lewis!


    B&O should make a condolence note on their website to show the respect for one of their best designers. 

  • 11-09-2011 11:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    SurpriseThis is terrible news.

    RIP Mr. Lewis

    Evan

     

  • 11-09-2011 11:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    how terribly sad. just when things were getting exciting again for bang and olufsen.

  • 11-09-2011 12:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    tournedos:

    Surprise

    He designed many of my least favourite B&O pieces - but equally many of the absolute highlights. It's a remarkable life's work to leave behind.

    Wonder if we will ever see another head designer with such a long time commitment and a grasp of the whole process as Jensen and Lewis... or will B&O consign individual projects to different designers - or have the work done more anonymously by design offices?

    Ditto. My condoleances to his family, friends and loved ones.

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  • 11-09-2011 12:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    RIP Sad

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  • 11-09-2011 12:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Very sad indeed.

  • 11-09-2011 1:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    That really is very very sad newsSad

    Chris.

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  • 11-09-2011 1:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Really sad. He turned B&O around with the Ouverture as id always regarded it as a very old people's brand until that with its' funky blue speakers landed.

    As usual B&O are so slow - their website doesn't even mention David passing or honour him, instead it's the self obsessed video by Tue. 

  • 11-09-2011 1:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Sad day indeed.

    To be fair to B&O, David's own design company website has only just put up a link to a press release, although this doesn't seem to be active yet.

    PRESSEMEDDELELSE VEDRØRENDE DAVID LEWIS DØD

    Tim

     

  • 11-09-2011 1:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Sad.... :-(

     

    The race for quality has no finish line- so technically, it's more like a death march.

  • 11-09-2011 1:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Indeed very sad news. However, as mentioned above - is there any source for this? I cannot find any information about it. David Lewis or was born 1939 from what I know so still quite young) and I find it just terrible if us beoworlders would be responsible for spreading a false rumour. If it would prove to be incorrect it would naturally be really good news for us interested in B&O but still it would not feel very good to have contibuted to such rumours. 

    Inflagrante

  • 11-09-2011 1:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Emil:

    Indeed very sad news. However, as mentioned above - is there any source for this? I cannot find any information about it. David Lewis or was born 1939 from what I know so still quite young) and I find it just terrible if us beoworlders would be responsible for spreading a false rumour. If it would prove to be incorrect it would naturally be really good news for us interested in B&O but still it would not feel very good to have contibuted to such rumours. 

    I had a look on his site earlier today. The story seems genuine.

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  • 11-09-2011 3:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    "Over the years at David Lewis Designers, Torsten Valeur has gradually worked more and more independently, from idea generation to design implementation. In 2007, he became partner of the company, and in his capacity as Head of David Lewis Designers Studio, Torsten Valeur will eventually be at the helm at David Lewis Designers, when David Lewis retires."

     

    From David Lewis web site Torsten Valeur CV

  • 11-09-2011 4:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Very sad. Some of his designs really did break through old concepts bringing new and fresh way of looking at and using products. Timeless

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  • 11-09-2011 4:36 PM In reply to

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  • 11-09-2011 6:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    Sad news, only the other day I was reading about him and his work.

  • 11-09-2011 6:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Designer David Lewis has passed away

    RIP

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