esslinger design

The precursor to frog design

around 1969
around 1982
Birth Place
Mutlangen, Germany, Germany
Current Place
Altensteig, Germany, Germany


In 1969, industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger founded esslinger design in Mutlangen, Germany. First designs were for WEGA in 1969, a German radio and television manufacturer, later acquired by Sony. frog continued to work for Sony and designed the Trinitron television receiver in 1975. Their first designs for computer manufacturers were for proprietary systems by CTM (Computertechnik Müller) in 1970 and Diehl Data Systems in 1979.

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