I’m an industrial designer and I think Schiit stuff looks very derivative.
It’s minimalist but kind of blah...easy on most eyes. I really like Audio Research aesthetics...especially the older stuff. I think McIntosh and Luxman look wonderful...I like older Conrad Johnson stuff.
But then again, I like the look of my Technics 1200G...so what do I know...
I do think the heyday was the 70s. There were a lot of industrial designers on the books back then...now it’s driven more by marketing...so that’s why everything looks agreeable but not damn fine.
I am not a fan of the current state of marketing as you can see.