The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Arts and Crafts) in Hamburg, Germany has just opened a new design focused exhibit mainly featuring the innovative work of Apple’s Jonathan Ive. More than 50% of the 300 “Stylectrical: On Electro-Design That Makes History” exhibits feature the championed designed philosophy of Apple.
This marks the first time that Jonathan Ive’s entire Apple collection will be displayed in one place and the intent is to trace the in-house development process of the company and provide a “comprehensive insight into research questions of design history by means of this popular design.” The exhibit will also showcase work from the famous former Braun design leader Dieter Rams, who is known to be a main influence of the design theories used by Ive’s.
Jonathan Ive joined Apple back in 1996 as the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design and worked closely with former Apple CEO and visionary Steve Jobs. Ive’s has been recognized with numerous design awards and continues to be an irreplaceable asset to Apple. Steve Jobs may have been the source for groundbreaking technological ideas, Ive’s is the man responsible for making that idea a reality with the added bonus of creating a design masterpiece. Some of his iconic designs includes the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iMac… all of which have gone on the be great successes for the company.
The exhibition will run through Jan. 15, 2012 and only costs €8 (€5 for Thursday evenings) so if you find yourself in the Hamburg area from now until then, this exhibit may be something you want to check out.
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