Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

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Apple has recruited renowned Australian designer Marc Newson, whose creations have been featured by museums such as New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art.

“Marc is without question one of the most influential designers of this generation,” Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice-president of design, told Vanity Fair magazine’s website. 

“He is extraordinarily talented. We are particularly excited to formalise our collaboration as we enjoy working together so much and have found our partnership so effective.”

An Apple spokesman confirmed the comments.

Australian-born Mr Newson — deemed by Time magazine in 2005 to be among the planet’s 100 most influential people — is especially well known for his furniture, in particular chairs with rounded forms.

Some have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction or been incorporated into collections of institutions such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art or the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Mr Newson, based in London, has worked with Nike, Qantas Airways and Ford, among others.

Source: AFP