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Jonathan Ive Honored by Queen
Monday, January 2nd, 2006 at 7:00 AM - by Staff
Jonathan Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Design, was awarded the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth on December 31, 2005. The title, which is the third highest rank of British chivalry, was awarded for his achievements in industrial design, including the iMac and iPod.
London-born Mr. Ive was honored for the trend setting designs he has created during his 13 years at Apple. In addition to the iMac and iPod, he also designed the easily recognizable form factors of the iBook and PowerBook.
Prior to his career at Apple, Mr Ive was a partner at the London-based design firm, Tangerine, where he designed anything from power tools to wash basins. Many of his designs are on permanent display at museums around the world.
Mr. Ive and his design team have previously received awards from several design institutions, including the including British advertising trade group D&AD, German design museums Red Dot and iF, Industrial Designers Society of America, and the UK's Royal Society of Arts.
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