“Is there anything Marc Newson hasn’t designed?” asks a New York Times article written in 2012. We can only assume that the question was rhetorical. Now, we can also officially check firearms off the already embarrassingly small list of things untouched by Newson, who's also designed samurai swords, giant book stands and Hermes' first-ever pen.

Italian heritage brand Beretta recently called the prolific industrial designer to rework their traditional 486 Parallelo shotgun. For the new breed of 486, Newson created a "wood-bridge" that better unifies the overall design of the gun by lowering the end of the receiver so that the safety catch can seamlessly flow with the gun's linear aesthetic rather than interrupt it as it did in the old model.

Also new for the 486 Parallelo is laser-engraved dragons on the steel end of the receiver that pay homage to Asia, the home region of the frequently-hunted pheasant bird. With all its aesthetic and technical updates, the beauty now holds an approximate retail price between $25,000 to $29,000.

Creative studio Ancarani produced an accompanying short film entitled "Human Technology" for the new release. The video celebrates the unique creation process behind every Beretta firearm while showcasing the brand’s five-century relationship with craftsmanship and technology. Watch below.

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