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Apple’s Jony Ive to be Honored With Bay Area Treasure Award

Apple’s Jony Ive to be Honored With Bay Area Treasure Award

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced it will honor Apple design chief Jony Ive with its Bay Area Treasure Award. Ive will be honored for his long history of designing innovative products for Apple.

"And I will grab the award from there hands, like this here..."
“And I will grab the award from their hands, like such…”

SFMOMA, via MacRumors:

“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. “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.”

Ive has been designing products for Apple since 1992, and is responsible for the design of many of the company’s best-selling products, including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac, and MacBook Pro.

Ive will receive the award at a dinner and presentation, scheduled for Thursday, October 30, 2014. Ive will speak with SFMOMA Curator of Architecture and Design Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher. If you don’t already have something planned for that evening, tickets range in price from $400 to $1,250 and can be purchased via the Modern Art Council. 

Ive said he was proud to be recognized by the museum:

“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.”

Past recipients of the award include architect Lawrence Halprin, filmmaker George Lucas, media artist Jim Cambbell, and painter Wayne Thiebaud.