Designer Apple is working on a gun to Beretta




The Italian company Beretta agreed with industrial designer Marc Newson on finalizing the existing models of hunting weapons and the creation of a new line of shotguns. Newson is an employee of Apple , from September this year, he served as senior vice president of design and is subject to Jonathan Quince.


Newson has previously worked on the 12-caliber gun Beretta 486, making a number of improvements as to the appearance of weapons, and in its design. In particular, the designer changed the design of the breech block and removing “step” at their junction. Changes were also mount the wooden butt to block and switch trunks. The trigger and the trigger system performed Anson & Deeley. According to Beretta, a new kind of gun was more elegant and recognizable.


The front of the shoe and lock locking trunks become more “smooth”. In gun barrels used as cold forging, arranged horizontally. Finally, the design of Beretta 486 was used laser engraving. Drawing on the block is executed in an Asian style, and its central element is the dragon.


The mass of the modified weapons is 3.2 kilograms. For comparison, the mass of the basic version Beretta 486 is about three kilograms. The cost of the original gun in the US is about $ 5400.


Marc Newson was born in Australia, but the last 17 years he lived in London. He is a longtime friend of the chief designer Jonathan Apple Quince. Together they created a number of projects, many of which were sold at charity auctions. Together they worked on products for Apple.


An example of teamwork Mark and Jonathan can be called a charity auction organized by the lead singer of U2 Bono, one of the founders of the fund RED, in November last year. Then known designers supervised the selection of lots, many of which they have created themselves. In particular, the red Mac Pro , which has sold nearly a million dollars.

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