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Ive, Jonathan (1967)

As a silversmith, his dad had a big influence on young Jony who graduated in design from Northumbria University. Hired by Apple in 1992, he became  Chief of Industrial Design of the company in 1996 and still handles its design team. Very close to Steve Jobs conceptions and very much influenced by German designer Dieter Rams, chief designer for Braun from 1955 to 1997, Ive designed everything we know of Apple revolution: iMacs, iPods, iPhones, iPads. Following his German mentor's motto "Less but better" and his spiritual partner's marketing intuition, minimalist Ive would only use rounded corners, few buttons, brushed aluminum surfaces and plenty of slick glass. Shy and discreet, Ive rules Apple Laboratory, some kind of shrine with tinted windows  which very few are allowed to enter. Considered the most powerful Briton in America, Ive was knighted in 2012. As some journalist once put it, with Jobs and Ive, "all of a sudden people have gotten used to elegance and beauty, and there's no going back."

Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, Desk for Bon's Red Charity, 2013
Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, Desk for Bon's Red Charity, 2013
Jonathan Ive for Apple at the MOMA
Jonathan Ive for Apple at the MOMA
Jonathan Ive for Apple vs Dieter Rams for Braun
Jonathan Ive for Apple vs Dieter Rams for Braun
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive for Leica
Jonathan Ive, 2012
Jonathan Ive, 2012
Jonathan Ive with Marc Newson, Headphones for Bono's Red Charity, 2013
Jonathan Ive with Marc Newson, Headphones for Bono's Red Charity, 2013
Jonathan Ive with Steve Jobs presenting iMac G4, 2002
Jonathan Ive with Steve Jobs presenting iMac G4, 2002
Jonathan Ive, Apple Cinema Display, 1999
Jonathan Ive, Apple Cinema Display, 1999
Jonathan Ive, Apple G4 Cube, 2000
Jonathan Ive, Apple G4 Cube, 2000
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac G3, 1998
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac G3, 1998
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac G5, 2004
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac G5, 2004
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac, 1998
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac, 1998
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac, 2002
Jonathan Ive, Apple iMac, 2002
Jonathan Ive, Apple iPhone
Jonathan Ive, Apple iPhone
Jonathan Ive, Apple iPod mini, 2004 vs Kodak Vanity, 1928
Jonathan Ive, Apple iPod mini, 2004 vs Kodak Vanity, 1928
Jonathan Ive, Apple iPod, 2001
Jonathan Ive, Apple iPod, 2001
Jonathan Ive, Apple iSub, 1999
Jonathan Ive, Apple iSub, 1999
Jonathan Ive, Apple logo
Jonathan Ive, Apple logo
Jonathan Ive, Apple Mac Mini, 2005
Jonathan Ive, Apple Mac Mini, 2005
Jonathan Ive, Apple Power Mac G4 Cube, 2001
Jonathan Ive, Apple Power Mac G4 Cube, 2001
Jonathan Ive, Apple PowerBook G4, 2003
Jonathan Ive, Apple PowerBook G4, 2003
Jonathan Ive, Cluster of Apple iMac
Jonathan Ive, Cluster of Apple iMac
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, inspired by Dieter Rams's design for Braun
Jonathan Ive, Patent for Apple iPhone
Jonathan Ive, Patent for Apple iPhone
Jonathan Ive's mentor, Dieter Rams's rounded corners
Jonathan Ive's mentor, Dieter Rams's rounded corners
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