Pentagram London partner Daniel Weil is to take over the group’s product design discipline, following the departure of Robert Brunner from the consultancy’s San Francisco office later this year.
Brunner will leave in July to pursue ‘product development opportunities’, as well as continue his industrial design work. He joined the consultancy in 1996 and will not be directly replaced, although the San Francisco studio is aiming to boost its industrial design work.
At Pentagram, Brunner worked for clients such as Dell, Microsoft and Amazon. It is not clear whether he will continue to work with these separately or if Weil will take on the work from London, in addition to future product design projects.
Neither was available to comment as Design Week went to press.
San Francisco partners Kit Hinrichs and Lorenzo Apicella will continue to direct the office’s work in graphics, architecture and environmental design.
Prior to joining Pentagram, Brunner was promoted to director of industrial design at Apple in 1989.
Weil joined Pentagram in London as a partner in 1992.