OUR DESIGN LEGACY

Through our continuous drive for innovation, our design legacy has evolved and grown since Honeywell began 130 years ago.

Design Legacy
1953

T-86 THERMOSTAT

Designed by Henry Dreyfuss, the T-86 thermostat, also known as “The Round”, ushered in a new era of automatic control for the modern, post-war home. Its success came from its easy use, as it functioned similarly to popular radio dials, and its flexibility. The Round had a removable ring so owners could paint it to match their walls.
Design Legacy
1962

CAPROLAN CARPET

Allied Chemical created Caprolan Carpets, which were known for their sturdiness and richness in color.
Design Legacy

1962-3

EDP Advertisements

Honeywell released a series of magazine ads promoting their electronic data processing (EDP) technologies.

1964-78

Honeywell Animals

Honeywell commissioned Ralph Moxcey to create 100 animal sculptures out of electronic components for a long-term advertising campaign.
Design Legacy
Design Legacy
1968

CONCEPT DESIGN FOR FILM, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

In this classic film, director Stanley Kubrick aimed to portray how technology might look in the future. Enlisting Honeywell’s help, designs of future control consoles in the space station were created.

1976

VIKING LANDERS

The Viking I, using Honeywell thermal switches, took the very first photo of the surface of Mars. The switches functioned the entire mission, lasting till 1982.
Design Legacy
Design Legacy
1980s

TDC 3000

The Honeywell TDC 3000 used a token ring Local Control Network. Pictured was a standard two-tier US arrangement, typical at a large petrochemical facility.

2004

MARS ROVER

Complete with the 700 Series Thermal Switches made by Honeywell, the Mars Rovers, “Spirit and “Opportunity” lands on Mars. The switches protected motors from over heating.
Design Legacy
Design Legacy

2004

BURJ KHALIFA

In the world’s tallest skyscraper, Honeywell systems including Intelligent Fire Detection and Life Safety Management are in place.

2005

SATELLITES FOR GOOGLE MAPS

Honeywell developed satellites that are now used by the popular Google Maps.
Map data ©2016 Google
Design Legacy
2008

BIRD'S NEST

The Honeywell EBI Integrated Building Management System forms the core of the intelligent building system of Beijing’s National Stadium. The design and construction supported the 2008 Olympic Games, but also aimed to be flexible enough to meet future demands.
Design Legacy
2016

BOOSTING PORSCHE TEAM TO ITS 2ND STRAIGHT 24 HOURS OF LE MANS CHAMPIONSHIP

Honeywell’s gasoline DualBoost™ turbo technology helped Porsche with improved acceleration and more engine power.

2016

INTRODUCTION OF THE DLS

Honeywell designers from around the globe met to develop the Design Language System we have today. Maintaining a user-centric ideology, the DLS creates a unified feel and experience throughout all Honeywell products.