What you need to know
- Jony Ive recently guest-edited at the Financial Times.
- The designer shared some of his favorite tools and design processes.
- He also reflected on the Apple Watch project.
Jony Ive, the former head of design at Apple, recently reflected on his time working on the Apple Watch.
The designer recently guest-edited at the Financial Times and also sat down with his LoveForm partner Marc Newson. Ive specifically discussed his obsession with silver and how Newson helped him finish the Apple Watch.
Apple is known for commonly making silver an available color for most of its devices and it appears that Ive may have had something to do with that. In one guest article called "The Magic of Silver," Ive reflected on the material, calling it "pure and noble."
The designer also sat down with his LoveFrom partner Marc Newson for an extensive conversation about the way they each work together and some of the projects they have worked on over the years. During that conversation, Ive reflected on his time spent designing the Apple Watch, calling it "a joyful and effective collaboration at a particularly difficult time."
Ive went on to admit that he struggled with the final design of the watch and that he reached out to Newson for help. With the two on the project, they were able to land on the design that we know and love today. Ive said that he always strives to land on a design "where there doesn't really appear to be a rational alternative."
You can check out all of Ive's guest edits on the Financial Times website.
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