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Design Ideas and Tech Concepts - 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future. Could someone, in sincerity, explain how apple is the only one allowed to 'take inspiration'?

1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future

It seems that wherever apple has trod, all others are copycats and guilty of infringement. i understand the issue of patents and patent law (as screwball as that may be currently - each company is exploiting it equally), but i don't follow the logic that apple is the epitome, the peak of design, which other companies must not even approach. for instance, let's say the sentence read: Ive's designs for Apple hold all the clues not only for past and present technological products, but their future as well would not this be a better situation?

Microsoft took the idea of a gui (which apple itself copied), htc took the idea of the iphone and reformed it just slightly, doubletwist copied itunes, android borrowed from linux, apple took from nokia ... should not the best be emulated, copied, elevated to the highest point? #whitenoise #meanderings. Dieter Rams On Good Design As A Key Business Advantage. Dieter Rams is best-known for his work at Braun--where he revolutionized the design of electronics--and his indelible influence on Apple’s Jony Ive.

Dieter Rams On Good Design As A Key Business Advantage

But he has had a decisive hand in another, much smaller company: Vitsœ, a British manufacturer that has been producing Rams’s modular shelving system for 50 years. To mark his 80th birthday, the German master has allowed Vitsœ to release the transcript of the speech he delivered in New York in 1976, in which he articulates his ethos of user-centered design and some of his famous 10 commandments. In 2012, they feel as if they were written yesterday. Enjoy--Ed. Here’s the speech in its entirety: Ladies and gentlemen, design is a popular subject today.

The introduction of good design is needed for a company to be successful. Unwavering emphasis on functionality The ideas behind my work as a designer have to match with a company’s objectives. [/figure] I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. Jonathan Ive Interview (original video)

Jonathan Ive / 25/25 - Celebrating 25 Years of Design. The winner of the Design Museum's inaugural Designer of the Year award in 2003 was JONATHAN IVE (1967-), senior vice-president of design at Apple whose innovations include the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad.

Jonathan Ive / 25/25 - Celebrating 25 Years of Design

As senior vice-president of design at Apple, Jonathan Ive has combined what he describes as “fanatical care beyond the obvious stuff? With relentless experiments into new tools, materials and production processes, to design such ground-breaking products as the iMAC, iBook, the PowerBook G4 and the iPod MP3 player. He won the Design Museum's first Designer of the Year prize for the 2002 iMac and iPod. Born in London in 1967, Ive studied art and design at Newcastle Polytechnic before co-founding Tangerine, a design consultancy where he developed everything from power tools to televisions. In 1992, one of his clients – Apple – offered him a job at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. When I joined Apple the company was in decline. Q. Jonathan Ive lead designer for Apple (iPod Mac iPhone Air Ipad) Contemporary, modern, classic and original furniture, lighting, home accessories and gifts from Europe's leading manufacturers. on Utility Design website. MIO - Green Design For Everyone. Bartlett55. Product similarities. Jonathan Ive Interview (original video)