Robert Brunner is an American industrial designer who was the Director of Industrial Design for Apple Computer from 1989 to 1996.
Brunner received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from San José State University in 1981.
After working as a designer and project manager at several high technology companies, he co-founded Lunar Design in 1984 with Jeff Smith and Gerard Furbershaw. In 1989, Robert accepted the position of Director of Industrial Design at Apple Computer, where he provided design and direction for all Apple product lines, including the PowerBook. He was succeeded by Jonathan Ive in 1997.
Brunner claims that while with Apple, he hired Ive three times.
In January 1996 he became a partner in the San Francisco office of Pentagram. Emblematic of his relationship with Siow, he designed the Arc Collection of modern range-hoods for Zephyr Ventilation.
By mid-2007 Brunner left Pentagram to start Ammunition Design Group. Robert leads a design team, Ammunition Design Group, offering product, identity and interaction design and strategy consulting to many United States. and international clients.
Brunner currently serves on the Board of advisors for Ember Technologies.
Robert"s work has been widely published in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Cooper Hewitt Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA).