December 13 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The man who transformed the way people listen to music by designing the iPod has been rewarded in this year’s Honours list.
Jonathan Ive, from Chingford in north-east London, is also credited with bringing the iMac computer to the masses.
A stellar career in design has now seen him made a Knight (KBE) by the Queen.
Mr Ive called it “thrilling.”
He said: “I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making.
“To be recognised with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful.
“I discovered at an early age that all I’ve ever wanted to do is design.
“I feel enormously fortunate that I continue to be able to design and make products with a truly remarkable group of people here at Apple.
In 2003 he was named designer of the year by the Design Museum in London and was given the title Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts.
The London-born designer is the senior vice president of industrial design at Apple where he has led a design team since 1996.