Most industrial designers are not the ones who get the most attention. We also rarely know the names of those responsible for overseeing the design of the products we still use and love every day.
But with some of Apple's most iconic products, we can easily say the name and face behind them: Jony Ive.
Because we only really know Ive as Apple's chief designer, many of his creations outside Apple are still mysterious. Turns out, Ive not only designed iPhones, iPods, and Macs; His list of works also includes many different things, things that you probably never expected.
Do you believe Ive ever designed a … toilet? Yes.
Here are some products designed by Jony Ive, but have nothing to do with Apple.
The TX2 pen is for people who use the machine, designed by Ive during practice.
Ive noticed that many people have a habit of pressing pen to relieve stress so they designed a pen exclusively for those who use this machine. The TX2 has a marbles and a section on the top of the pen for that purpose. Perhaps this is the first fidget in history – an accessory that caused a small fever in 2017.
Ive designed a landline phone in the 1980s, named "Orator", and won a prize for it.
And this is an outline of Ive's electric drill.
In the beginning of my career, Ive worked at a design consulting firm in London called Tangerine. And one of the projects he participated in was … the sink.
And a toilet too …
If Jony Ive designed the bathroom in 1990, it would look like this:
And this is a comb, designed by Ive, called The Brian Drumm Flatliner.
Ive designed a Christmas tree without any decorations for Claridges Hotel in London.
Every Christmas, this hotel is decorated with pine trees designed by famous designers.
Along with designer Marc Newson, Ive helped design many products for charity auction purposes, including a $ 250,000 ring made entirely from a diamond block.
Ive's father was a silversmith, and perhaps it had a certain influence on his decision to design this jewelry.
The above diamond (RED) ring was sold at the Sotheby auction house at "Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction" for $ 256,250.
And this is the Ive-designed Leica camera, which sells for $ 1.8 million.
This table is sold for USD 1,685 million.
Ear Pods in gold, cost $ 461,000.
The last is a custom base for the US Space Shuttle's thermal window, priced at $ 845,000.