Jony Ive Nominated for Bay Area Treasure Award


Jony Ive, Design chief at Apple will be applauded with the Bay Area Treasure Award, presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The award is dedicated to Jony Ive for putting forward long-lasting innovation in designing products for Apple.

“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.”

Jony Ive has designed products for Apple since 1992 and has been in charge of many of the company’s leading products, encompassing the iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iOS 7.

The award will be given to Jony Ive during a presentation and dinner to be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Jony will have a joint talk with SFMOMA Curator of Architecture and Design Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher. The tickets for the event will be priced between $400-$1250 which can be purchased through the Modern Art Council.

Formerly, SFMOMA’s Bay Area Treasure Award has been bestowed upon famed artists and creators like, filmmaker George Lucas, media artist Jim Cambbell, painter Wayne Thiebaud and architect Lawrence Halprin. Ive is without a doubt very proud to be acknowledged by the museum council for his contribution.

“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.”

Though Jony Ive has received various awards at Apple for his fine work, including a 2007 National Design Award for the iPhone and a 2009 honorary doctorate from the Rhode Island School of Design, but this is a little more special to him.

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