May 082014

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on October 30th.


This is what the Museum had to say about Ive:

“Ive is our generation’s most innovative and influential figure in the field of industrial design—no other design mind has done more to transform the way we visualize and share information,” said SFMOMA director Neal Benezra in a statement issued yesterday. “SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast to establish a department of architecture and design, and we’re thrilled to celebrate Ive’s revolutionary achievements.” With a significant collection of 20th- and 21st-century consumer electronics, the department is now engaged in a long-term investigation of how best to collect, maintain, and interpret those holdings in dialogue with leading Bay Area–based designers including Ive.

Ive has also been honored by the New York Museum of Modern Art by showcasing a gallery of his most iconic works:

screen-shot-2014-05-08-at-9-36-26-amIve had this to say about receiving the Lifetime Achievement award:

“I’ve always enjoyed visiting SFMOMA, and I think it represents exceptional contemporary art and design,” said Ive. “I’m very grateful to the museum and proud to be recognized among such an amazing list of past recipients.”

Ive has also received other awards and acknowledgements, he was awarded knighthood in his home-country of the United Kingdom and he was also awarded an interesting Blue Peter award:

His 16-member design team has also been honored, they have recently traveled together to the United Kingdom to receive a design award.

(Top image of Ive via Getty Images)

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