CURVED/labs pays tribute to design history of original apple macintosh
CURVED/labs pays tribute to design history of original apple macintosh CURVED/labs pays tribute to design history of original apple macintosh
jan 14, 2015

CURVED/labs pays tribute to design history of original apple macintosh

CURVED/labs pays tribute to design history of original apple macintosh
images courtesy of CURVED/labs




the CURVED/labs ‘mac’ concept pays tribute to the forgotten design style of apple’s first desktop computer, ‘lisa’, and the original macintosh released in 1984. since then, the californian company has produced many updates of their computers with the latest ‘iMac‘ being launched in 2014, but according to CURVED/labs, they have neglected the origins of the products that shaped future technology. featuring the same high quality aluminum casing that is used for macbooks, iPhones and iPads, it also has similar technological components as the current macbook ‘air’. some most notable differences are the 11.6 inch touchscreen which can be controlled via a mouse and keyboard too, and the illuminated logo on the back. keeping up with modern advances, the product which is available in silver, gray and gold, features SD card slots, a camera, speakers, microphones and both a USB and lightning port.

the concept on display at an apple store


the color variants; gray, gold and silver


top view of the design




the ‘mac’ concept brings the design origins of the original macintosh to the present day






close up of the aluminum product



macintosh meets the present
video courtesy of CURVED/labs
  • Amazing!
    {Would Steve Jobs approve? I believe that.}

    davide de muro dominijanni says:
  • Woar the black keyboard! I wish that existed. Gorgeous.

    Sebastian says:
  • Wow! It is beautiful. I thought Apple made new LISA. It brings back memories. LOL

  • wow – still takes up the same amount of desk space

    charles says:
  • This design could also be a stand for an inserted iPad. If they make that I’ll buy it. If somehow someone could repackage a Mac in this without Apple busting their chops it I’d give that a hard look too.

    DonGateley says:
  • cute idea.
    Apple’s current designs are so far superior to any homage to the mac plus. cute, but who needs it?

    rob says:
  • ^I’d buy it, because the current iMac I have is a beast (the size of the 27″ model takes up a lot of the space in my home office). Not that I’m not thankful for the Mac that I have now, but this concept would save a lot of space on my desk.

    James Wallace says:

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