Iconic Product Designers
9. David Ogle
Also hailing from the UK, David Ogle was born in 1922. After a brief stint as a law student at the University of Oxford, Ogle joined the British Fleet Air Arm, and earned many distinctions as the pilot of Supermarine Seafire. His experiences with the plane would later inspire him to study industrial design at the Central School of Art and Design in London. Ogle would get his start designing radios, eventually joining Bush Radio in 1948, where he designed the TR82, the most universally known transistor radio of the era. Ogle would later go on to design cars as well, coming up with the Ogle SX1000 and the Reliant Scimitar. However, his career was tragically cut short in 1962 when Ogle died in a crash behind the wheel of a car he designed.