Jony Ive receives lifetime achievement award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Apple's SVP of Design Jony Ive will be recognized with the Bay Area Treasure Award by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Past recipients of this lifetime achievement award include landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars. The award will be presented at a dinner on October 30. Museum Director Neal Benezra praised Ive as one of his generation's most innovative designers in the award announcement:

"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."

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Source: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Jony Ive receives lifetime achievement award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Steve did right by keeping this guy around while firing a whole bunch of others when he first came back to Apple. Steve always had an eye for spotting great talent.

Apple should make Jony Ives the Big Apple. Pay Tim 500 million ( they just gave 60 plus million to the Burberry CEO so he may need more $$$$$$$ and put someone (Jony) there who had a sense of design, the future of technology and what people really want. Tim is a great inventory guy and knows how to make a lot of money but if Apple is going to succeed as a leader in the industry with have the best products on the market he needs to step down.