Totally deserved and about b####y time!
Not because he is the designer for Apple, but because he is a successful, British, industrial designer.
Just a shame that he (like David Lewis with B&O) had to go away from the UK to find a career. (Here he would probably have been deemed to be too 'arty farty', the usual British response to great design.)
(So many negative and hostile responses on these forums in the past - to the whole idea of good design in hi-fi - tells me this particular honour won't be popular.)
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I love hearing Jonathan Ive talk. He is obviously intensely passionate about what he does, and very skilled. But he is so passionate he always comes off as borderline bonkers, a bit like Tori Amos
Very well deserved.
Paul's BR/805 system thread
(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page
Always baffled me as well. People will pay extra for well made furniture, but will put up with flimsy electronics to save a few quid? Don't get me started on 'Form over Function'...
about b####y time!
He was already a CBE - awarded in 2006...
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